Verreaux’s Coua / Coua verreauxi

Verreaux\'s Coua / Coua verreauxi

Verreaux's Coua

SCI Name:  Coua verreauxi
Protonym:  Coua Verreauxi Rev.Mag.Zool.(2), 19 p.86,417
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  vercou1
Type Locality:  Cape Sainte Marie, Madagascar.
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Publish Year:  1867
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DEFINITIONS

COUA
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Giant Coua C. gigas) French name “Coua” given to these Madagascan cuckoos by Cuvier 1816 < Malagasy onomatopoeia Koa for the Red-fronted Coua and Red-breasted Coua. “COULICOU COUA  ...  Tel est le nom que les habitans de Madagascar ont imposé à cet oiseau [Coua cristata]; mais l’on ignore si c’est d’après son cri ou quelque autre propriété” (Vieillot 1817); "Die Cuas. Vaill.  Coua. (Coccyzus, Vieill.)   Unterscheiden sich von den Kukuks nur durch längere Füße, was aber sie noch mehr auszeichnet, ist, daß wenigstens die Arten, welche man näher kennt, in Baumlöchern nisten und ihre Eier nicht in fremde Nester leden.    Cua von Madagascar.  Coua. madagascariensis. Enl. 815.  Cocc. virescens. Vieill." (Schinz 1821); "Coua Schinz, Das Thierreich, 1, 1821, p. 661. Type, by monotypy, Cuculus madagascariensis Gmelin = Cuculus gigas Boddaert.4   ...   4 While sometimes credited to Cuvier, Règne Anim., 1816, p. 425, this genus was employed by him only in the vernacular, "les Couas"; Coua Oken, 1817, is a nomen nudum." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 64).   
Var. Cua, Cona.   
Synon. CoccyzusCochlothraustes, Glaucococcyx, Serisomus.

veroxii / verrauxi / verrauxii / verreauxi
● Jules Pierre Verreaux (1807-1873) and his brother Jean Baptiste Édouard Verreaux (1810-1868) French natural history dealers (syn. Anurolimnas castaneiceps, syn. Larus dominicanus).
● Jules Pierre Verreaux (1807-1873) French natural history dealer, collector (syn. Bubo lacteus, subsp. Cinnyricinclus leucogaster, Coua, subsp. Criniger calurus, syn. Cryptomicroeca flaviventris (ex Eopsaltria flavigastra J. Verreaux & des Murs, 1860), syn. Dryoscopus senegalensis, syn. Eupodotis caerulescens, Guttera, Leptotila, Rhipidura, Suthora (ex Suthora gularis J. Verreaux, 1871)).
● Jean Baptiste Édouard Verreaux (1810-1868) French natural history dealer (Cyanomitra). This eponym has been amended to verreauxiverreauxii, and verroxii.
● see also verreauxii