Scale-feathered Malkoha / Dasylophus cumingi

Scale-feathered Malkoha / Dasylophus cumingi

Scale-feathered Malkoha

SCI Name:  Dasylophus cumingi
Protonym:  Phoenicophaus Cumingi Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt7 no.79 p.112
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  scfmal1
Type Locality:  Luzon, Philippine Islands.
Publish Year:  1839
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(Cuculidae; Ϯ Red-crested Malkoha D. superciliosus) Gr. δασυς dasus  hairy, shaggy; λοφος lophos  crest; "DASYLOPHUS, Sw. (fig. 286.a)  Bill rather large, compressed its whole length.  Gonys angulated.  Culmen convex, gradually arched.  Frontal feathers incumbent, and concealing the nostrils.  Feathers before the eye erect, forming a double crest.    D. superciliosus. Sw." (Swainson 1837); "Dasylophus Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 324. Type, by monotypy, D. superciliosus Sw. = Phoenicophaus superciliosus Dumont." (Peters,1940, IV, p. 56).

cumingi / cumingii
Hugh Cuming (1791-1865) English naturalist, conchologist, collector in tropical America 1822-1826, 1828-1830, Polynesia 1827-1828, and the East Indies 1836-1840 (Lepidogrammus, syn. Macronus striaticeps mindanensis, Megapodius).