Reunion Cuckooshrike / Lalage newtoni

Reunion Cuckooshrike / Lalage newtoni

Reunion Cuckooshrike

SCI Name:  Lalage newtoni
Protonym:  Oxynotus newtoni Ibis p.278
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Campephagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  reucus1
Type Locality:  Reunion.
Publish Year:  1866
IUCN Status:  


(Campephagidae; Ϯ Pied Triller L. nigra) Gr. λαλαξ lalax, λαλαγος lalagos or λαλαγες lalages  unidentified bird mentioned by Hesychius  < λαλαζω lalazō  to chirp or chirrup (cf. this name is also identified with a green tree frog); "IX. Fam.  Myiotheridae.   ...   Lalage: Turdus orientalis Gm. enl. 273 fig. 2. u. s. w." (Boie 1826); "Lalage Boie, 1826, Isis, col. 973. Type, by monotypy, Turdus orientalis Gmelin = Turdus niger Forster." (Mayr in Peters 1960, IX, 196).   
Synon. Acanthinotus, Coquus, Diaphoropterus, Erucivora, Karua, Oscarornis, Oxynotus, Perissolalage, Pseudolalage, Symmorphus.

● Sir Edward Newton (1832-1897) British colonial administrator, assistant colonial secretary on Mauritius 1859-1877, naturalist, collector in Madagascar 1861-1862 and the Seychelles 1866 (Acrocephalus, Falco, Lalage, ‡syn. Mascarenotus sauzieri).
● Col. Francisco Xavier O'Kelly de Aguilar Azeredo Newton (1864-1909) Portuguese botanist, collector in tropical Africa and the East Indies (subsp. Cisticola subruficapilla, Lanius, syn. Terpsiphone rufiventer smithii).
● Prof. Alfred Newton (1829-1907) British ornithologist (subsp. Coereba flaveola, Genyornis, subsp. Paroreomyza montana, subsp. Parus major, syn. Phylloscopus chloronotus).
● Prof. Alfred Newton (1829-1907) British ornithologist and his brother Sir Edward Newton (1832-1897) (‡subsp. Megascops nudipes).
● Robert Newton (1908-1983) British colonial administrator in the Cameroons 1931-1937 and Mauritius 1955-1961 (subsp. Riparia paludicola).