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TEPHRODORNIS

(Vangidae; Ϯ Large Woodshrike T. virgatus) Gr. τεφρωδης tephrōdēs  like ashes, ash-coloured  < τεφρα tephra  ashes; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Genus, TEPHRODORNIS.  Rostrum validum, abrupte aduncum; plumæ capistri rigidæ recumbentes et nares abscondentes.  Pedes debiles, graciles; tarsus halluce longior; digiti laterales inæquales; ungues parvi.  Alæ mediocres latæ, oblique rotundatæ.  Cauda mediocris, æqualis vel lævissime bifurca.   Type.— Lanius virgatus, TEMM. Pl. Col., 256." (Swainson 1832); "Tephrodornis Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Amer., 2 (1831), p. 482. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Lanius virgatus Temminck = Lanius gularis Raffles." (Deignan in Peters 1960, IX, 219).
Synon. Creurgus, Keroula, Tenthaca, Tephrolanius.