DICRURUS

(Dicruridae; Ϯ Balicassiao D. balicassius) Gr. δικρος dikros  forked; ουρα oura  tail; "DRONGO, Dicrurus.  Lanius, Corvus, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec couvert de soies à la base, robuste; mandibule supérieure un peu carénée en dessus, échancrée et crochue vers le bout; l'inférieure aiguë et retroussée à la pointe. - Queue fourchue. - Rectrices 10.  Esp. Balicasse. - Fingah. - Drongo, Buff. ... Dicrurus [δικρους, furcatusουρα, cauda]" (Vieillot 1816); "Dicrurus Vieillot, 1816 (April 14), Analyse, p. 41. Type, by subsequent designation, Corvus balicassius Linnaeus (G. R. Gray, 1841, List Gen. Birds, ed. 2, p. 47)." (Vaurie in Peters 1962, XV, 138).   
Var. Dicruratus (probably an involuntary lapsus or portmanteau of specific combination Dicrurus longicaudatus Hay, 1868), Dicrourus, Dicturus (OD per Martin Schneider).   
Synon. Balicassius, Bhringa, Bhuchanga, Chaptia, Chibia, Cometes, CrinigerDicrachibia, Dicranostreptus, Dicruropsis, Dissemuroides, Dissemuropsis, Dissemurulus, Dissemurus, Drongo, Drongus, DrymonaxEdolius, EdoliutaEntomoletesMelisseus, Musicus, Notochibia, Prepopterus, Trichometopus.
● (syn. Dicrurus Ϯ Black Drongo D. macrocercus) "Dicrurus (Auct)  Bhuchanga" (Hodgson 1841) (see Alcopus).   
Synon. Bonaparteis.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 13 December 2018).