Protonym: Cuculus chlorophaeus Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1), 13 p.288
Category: Cuculiformes / Cuculidae / Rhinortha
Taxonomy Code: rafmal1
Type Locality: Forests of Sumatra.
Publish Year: 1822
IUCN Status: Least Concern
(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).
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
● and ● See: generic homonyms
lowercase: species and subspecies
●: early names, variants, mispellings
†: type species
Gr.: ancient Greek
<: derived from
syn: synonym of
/: separates historical and modern geographic names
ex: based on
TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)