PYCNONOTUS

(Pycnonotidae; Ϯ Cape Bulbul P. capensis) Gr. πυκνος puknos  thick, compact; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back; alluding to the thickly feathered back of the Cape Bulbul and many other bulbuls; "IX. Fam. Myiotheridae.   ...   Pycnonotus Kuhl: Turdus capensis Lin. Vaill. Afr. pl. 105 u. s. w." (Boie 1826); "Pycnonotus "Kuhl" Boie, 1826, Isis von Oken, 19, p. 973. Type, by monotypy, Turdus capensis Linnaeus." (Deignan in Peters 1960, IX, 223).  
Var. PychnonotusPicnonotus, Picncnotus.   
Synon. Alcurus, Bonapartia, Bostrycholophus, Brachypus, Centrolophus, Crocopsis, Elathea, Gymnocrotaphus, Haematornis, Hemitarsus, Ixodia, Kelaartia, Loidorusa, Malayornis, Meropixus, Mesolophus, Molpastes, Nok, Oreoctistes, Otocompsa, Pachycephalixus, Phacelias, Rubigula, Sphagias, Squamatornis, Stictognathus, Trachycomus, Xanthixus.

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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 15 December 2018).