Puerto Rican Lizard-Cuckoo / Coccyzus vieilloti

Puerto Rican Lizard-Cuckoo / Coccyzus vieilloti

Puerto Rican Lizard-Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Coccyzus vieilloti
Protonym:  Saurothera vieilloti Consp.Gen.Av. 1 p.97
Taxonomy:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  purlic1
Type Locality:  Antilles.
Publish Year:  1850
IUCN Status:  


(Cuculidae; Ϯ Yellow-billed Cuckoo C. americanus) Gr. κοκκυζω kokkuzō  to cry cuckoo  < κοκκυ kokku  cuckoo! the bird’s cry; “Coccyzus, said to be a misprint for Coccygus (Boie, Isis, 1826) as if the genitive of κόκκυζ, κόκκυγος. But it is probably a false latinizing of κοκκύζων = crying “Cuckoo””(BOU 1915); "40. COULICOU, Coccyzus.  Cuculus, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec alongé, épais à la base, long, entier, convexe en dessus, arqué, comprimé par les côtés.— Tarses plus longs que le doigt le plus long.— Ailes courtes, arrondies.   Esp. Coucou de la Caroline, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Coccyzus Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 28. Type, by monotypy, "Coucou de la Caroline" Buffon = Cuculus americanus Linné." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 41).
Var. Coccycus, Coccygon, Coccygus, CoccyziusCoccizus, Cocizus, Coccysus.   
Synon. Coccystes, CoccyzonCureus, Erythrophrys, Hyetomantis, Hyetornis, Nesococcyx, Ptiloleptis, Saurothera, Vetula.
• (Cuculidae; syn. Coua † Snail-eating Coua C. delalandei) Perhaps from L. coclea  snail; Gr. ζαω  zaō  to live (see Cochlothraustes); "XXVI.Genre.  COUA ou COULICOU; Coccyzus, Vieill.   ...   1. COUA DELALANDE; Coccyzus Delalandi, Temm., pl. 440  ...   2. COUA DE GEOFFROY; Coccyzus Geoffroyi, Temm., pl. 7.   ...   3. COUA TAITSOU; Coccyzus cæruleus, Vieill., Gal., pl. 41.   ...   4. COUA HUPPÉ; Coccyzus cristatus, Cuv., Enl. 589." (Lesson 1831); "Coccyzus "Vieill." Lesson, 1831, Traité d'Ornithologie, p. 138 (not of Vieillot, 1816).  Type, by subsequent designation (Cabanis and Heine, 1862, Museum Heineanum, IV (1), p. 74), Coccyzus delalandi, i.e. Coccycus delalandei Temminck, 1827." (JAJ 2021).

vieilloti / vieillotii
Louis Pierre Vieillot (1748-1830) French naturalist, collector (Coccyzus (ex Saurothera vetula Vieillot, 1819), syn. Colibri serrirostris, syn. Dendroica erithachorides, syn. Leuconotopicus borealis, syn. Lophura rufaLybius (ex “Barbu Rubicon” of Levaillant 1807), subsp. Mellisuga minima, syn. Molothrus oryzivorus, syn. Pachyramphus viridis, syn. Pyrrhomyias cinnamomea, syn. Pyrrhula pyrrhula europoea (ex Pyrrhula europoea Vieillot, 1816), Sphecotheres, syn. Strepera versicolor, syn. Tachuris rubrigastra, subsp. Tangara mexicana).