GRACUPICA

(Sturnidae; Ϯ Black-collared Starling G. nigricollis) Portmanteau of genera Gracula Linnaeus, 1758, mynah, and Pica Brisson, 1760, magpie; "CLII.e  Genre. GRACUPIE; Gracupica.  Bec alongé, fort, entier, pointu, convexe, comprimé, presque droit; mandibule inférieure comprimée, arrondie, pointue, à bords droits; commissure dénudée, ainsi que le tour des yeux; narines longitudinales, bordées par les plumes du front; ailes alongées, pointues; queue moyenne, arrondie; tarses robustes, forts, à scutelles épaisses.   MARTIN-PIE; Gracula melanoleuca, Mus. de Paris. De la côte de Coromandel. (Sonnerat.)" (Lesson 1831); "Gracupica Lesson, 1831, Traité Orn., p. 401. Type, by monotypy Gracula melanoleuca Lesson = Gracula nigricollis Paykull." (Amadon in Peters 1962, XV, 104).
Var. Graculipica.
Synon. Laceryzon, Psarites, Sturnopastor.

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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 12 December 2018).