(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).

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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 19 January 2019).