Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
(Pachycephalidae; Ϯ Maroon-backed Whistler C. raveni) Gr. κοραξ korax, κορακος korakos raven (i.e. after H. C. Raven (see raveni)); ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos bird; "Coracornis, Ϯ gen. nov. Apparently related to Pachycephala Vigors and Horsfield but the rictal bristles longer; the outer primary proportionally longer and broader; rectrices broader, bluntly pointed (instead of obliquely rounded), and the webs at the end semi-decomposed, giving a softer texture to the feathers; nostril oval and parallel with the tomia (instead of short ovate and oblique); and color pattern entirely different. Type and only known species -- Coracornis raveni. Coracornis raveni, Ϯ sp. nov. Type, adult male ... Rano Rano, Celebes, December 23, 1917. Collected by H. C. Raven ... Ϯ Named in honor of H. C. Raven." (Riley 1918).