(syn. Mirafra Ϯ Rufous-naped Bush Lark M. africana) L. Afer, Afra African < Africa Africa; Mod. L. corys lark < Gr. κορυδος korudos crested lark < κορυς korus, κορυθος koruthos helmet; "The large species, M. africana A. Smith, belongs to a distinct genus, differing from the preceding [Croteoptera] in having the plumage striped above, size larger, the bill longer (height much less than half the length) and quite distinct in habits; it may be separated under the new generic name of AFRICORYS, of which the typical subspecies may be taken as the type. It is widely distributed over the continent" (A. Roberts 1922).