(syn. Lalage Ϯ Réunion Cuckooshrike L. newtoni) L. coquus  cook (the local French name for the Mauritius Cuckooshrike C. typica is "Cuisinier," cook); "In the case of Oxynotus the name is preoccupied by Rafinesque, 1810, for a genus of Fishes. It is therefore necessary to find a new generic name for the Cusenier of Mauritius, and I would propose Coquus, gen. n. (= a cook) as a suitable name with type Oxynotus rufiventer Swainson. The two known species of the genus will therefore be Coquus rufiventer Swains. from Mauritius, and Coquus newtoni (Pollen) from Reunion." (W. Sclater 1914); "Type, by original designation, Oxynotus rufiventer Swainson (nomen nudum). Type, by virtual monotypy, Oxynotus newtoni Pollen (only valid species mentioned under Coquus)." (Peters 1960, IX, 169) (see Oxynotus).

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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 23 January 2019).