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(Malaconotidae; Ϯ Black-backed Puffback D. cubla) Gr. δρυς drus, δρυος druos  tree; σκοπος skopos  watcher, look-out  < σκοπεω skopeō  to inspect; "IX. Fam. Myiotheridae.   ...   Dryoscopus: Lanius cubla Vaill. Afr. pl. 72 1, 2.  [u.] s. w." (Boie 1826); "Dryoscopus Boie, 1826, Isis von Oken, col. 973. Type, by monotypy, Lanius cubla Shaw." (Rand in Peters 1960, IX, 316).
Var. Drioscopus.
Synon. Chaunonotus.