CORACOPSIS

(Psittacidae; Ϯ Black Parrot C. nigra) Gr. κοραξ korax, κορακος korakos  raven (i.e. black)  < κρωζω krōzō  to croak; οψις opsis  appearance; "Genus XXIII.  Coracopsis **) Wagl.  Krähensittich.   Rostrum basi cera lata, nuda cinctum; maxilla intumido-compressiuscula, tomiis ad basin subintractis, sicut mandibula longa; haec versus apicem oblique ascendens, apice subattenuato-compressa; nares maximae, patulae; cauda longa, lata, plana, subaequalis; lingua et pedes Psittacorum.  Plumae corvinae sed sine nitore metallico; pili in loris et prope nares.   Africae incolae, ubi locum Platycercorum divisionis β. tenent. Vitae ratio ignota.   Species: 1. C. mascarina. — 2. C. nigra.   ...  **) Kοραξ corvus et οψις vultus." (Wagler 1832); "Coracopsis Wagler, Abh. K. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Phys. Kl., 1, 1832, p. 501. Type, by subsequent designation, C. nigra (L.) Wagl. Edwards, t. 5 = Psittacus niger Linné. (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 50.)" (Peters 1937, III, 229).
Var. Caracopsis.
Synon. Vaza, Vigorsia.

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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 www.hbw.com on 24 January 2019).