(syn. Coracias Ϯ Rufous-crowned Roller C. naevius mosambicus) Gr. ευ eu  fine; genus Coracias Linnaeus, 1758, roller; "Oberholser (Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus. XXVIII. 859, 1905) has separated the species of Coracias into two genera, reviving the name of Coraciura for the second one. A still further division should be made on the characters of wing and tail, not to mention the colour characters which lend support thereto, and I propose to place them as follows:  
1. Outer tail feathers not prolonged:
A. Outermost primary longer than the fourth: Coracias.  
B. Outermost primary shorter than the fifth: EUCORACIAS gen. nov., type Coracias mosambicus Dresser.    
2. Outer tail feathers prolonged:
A. Long tail feathers pointed: Coraciura Bp.  
B. Long tail feathers spatulate: TRIMENORNIS gen.nov., type Coracias spatulatus Trimen." (A. Roberts 1922).

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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 on 12 December 2018).