(syn. Lalage Ϯ Mauritius Cuckooshrike L. typica) Gr. οξυς oxus sharp, pointed; -νωτος -nōtos -backed < νωτον nōton back; "Genus, OXYNOTUS. ... Feathers of the head thickly intermixed with setaceous hairs. Wings and tail rounded. Feathers on the back very rigid. ... Type.— Lanius rufiventer, MUS. PARIS." (Swainson 1831); "Type, by original designation, Lanius rufiventer (nomen nudum, unidentifiable); Oxynotus typicus Hartlaub hereby designated as type. Preoccupied by Oxynotus Rafinesque, 1810." (Peters 1960, IX, 168).