(syn. Chrysococcyx Ϯ Klaas's Cuckoo C. klaas) Gr. αδαματος adamatos  unwedded  < negative prefix α- a- ; δαμαω damaō  to give in marriage; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; ""Chrysococcyx" klaasi (Stephen) is much smaller than cupreus, side by side with which it occurs quite commonly during the breeding season, and it may therefore be separated under the name of ADAMATORNIS gen. nov." (A. Roberts 1922); "Adamatornis Roberts, Ann. Transv. Mus., 8, 1922, p. 219. Type, by monotypy, Chrysococcyx klaasi (Stephen) [sic] = Cuculus klaas Stephens." (Peters 1940, IV, 29).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 22 January 2019).