Raffles’s Malkoha / Rhinortha chlorophaea

Raffles\'s Malkoha / Rhinortha chlorophaea

Raffles's Malkoha

SCI Name:  Rhinortha chlorophaea
Protonym:  Cuculus chlorophaeus Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1), 13 p.288
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rafmal1
Type Locality:  Forests of Sumatra.
Publish Year:  1822
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(Cuculidae; Ϯ Raffles's Malkoha R. chlorophaea) Gr. ῥις rhis, ῥινος rhinos  nose; ορθος orthos  straight; "Remarkable for its straightened bill" (Sharpe 1873); "**Rostro subrecto.   Phœn. chlorophæus.  Cuculus chlorophæus, Raffl., Linn. Trans., Vol. XIII. p. 288. Booboot of the Sumatrans.   ...   Phœn. caniceps.  ...  Magnitudo Phœn. chlorophæi. Habitat in Sumatrâ.  ...   The two latter species belong to a group which differs from Phœnicophaus in the form of the bill and nostrils. It seems, however, to bear the nearest affinity to that genus among the hitherto described groups, and for the present is arranged among the species of it. The group will be hereafter published, when more information is acquired of its characters and economy in the 'Museum Rafflesianum,' under the generic title of Rhinortha." (Vigors 1830); "Rhinortha Vigors, Mem. Raffles, 1830, p. 671. Type, by monotypy, Cuculus chlorophaeus Raffles." (Peters 1940, IV, 53).
Var. Rinortha, Rhinorthra.
Synon. Anadaenus, Bubutus, Idiococcyx.

chlorophaea / chlorophaeus
Gr. χλωρος khlōros green; -φαης -phaēs -gleaming < φαω phaō to shine (cf. φαιος phaios grey, brown).