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Great Lizard-Cuckoo
Coccyzus merlini (d'Orbigny, 1839)
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Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
  Coccyzus

Scientific:
  Coccyzus merlini

Citation:
  (d'Orbigny, 1839)

Reference:
  Hist.IslaCuba[Sagra] 3 p.115

Protonym:
  Saurothera merlini

Avibase ID:
  D59B5B68E9C4CA56

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D59B5B68

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554788

Geographic range:

  • Coccyzus merlini merlini: Cuba
  • Coccyzus merlini santamariae: Islands off n-central Cuba
  • Coccyzus merlini decolor: Isle of Pines
  • Coccyzus merlini bahamensis: Bahamas (Andros, New Providence, and Eleuthera)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Great Lizard-Cuckoo
Czech:
  kukačka Merlinova
German:
  Eidechsenkuckuck
Danish:
  Cubaøglegøg
Spanish:
  Cuco lagartero cubano
Finnish:
  isoliskokäki
French:
  Tacco de Cuba
Italian:
  Cuculo lacertiero maggiore
Japanese:
  ootogekakkou
Japanese:
  オオトゲカッコウ
Dutch:
  Cubaanse Hagediskoekoek
Norwegian:
  Kubaøglegjøk
Polish:
  jaszczurkojad duzy
Russian:
  Большая ящеричная кукушка
Slovak:
  kukavka svetlozobá
Swedish:
  kubaödlegök
Chinese:
  大蜥鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Great Lizard-cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Great Lizard-cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Great Lizard-cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Great Lizard-cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Great Lizard-cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Great Lizard-cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Great Lizard-cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Great Lizard-cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Great Lizard-cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Tacco de Cuba ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Tacco de Cuba ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Cuban Lizard-cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Great Lizard Cuckoo ( Coccyzus merlini) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Saurothera merlini [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Saurothera merlini [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Saurothera merlini [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Great Lizard-Cuckoo ( Saurothera merlini) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Coccyzus merlini [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Coccyzus merlini [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Cucut sargantaner de Cuba
Czech: Kukacka Merlinova, kukačka Merlinova
Danish: Cubaøglegøg
German: Eidechsenkuckuck
English: Cuban Lizard Cuckoo, Cuban Lizard-Cuckoo, Grat lizard cuckoo, Great Lizard Cuckoo, Great Lizard-Cuckoo
Spanish: Arriero, Arriero Cubano, Cuco lagartero Cubano, Cuco-lagartero Cubano
Spanish (Cuba): Arriero
Estonian: suur-sisalikukägu
Finnish: Isoliskokäki
French: Tacco de Cuba, Tacco de Merlin
Hungarian: gyíkászkakukk
Italian: Cuculo lacertiero maggiore, Cuculo lucertola maggiore
Japanese: ootogekakkou, ootokagekakkou
Japanese: オオトカゲカッコウ, オオトゲカッコウ
Latin: Coccyzus merlini, Coccyzus merlini merlini, Saurothera merlini
Lithuanian: Didžioji driežinė gegutė
Dutch: Cubaanse Hagediskoekoek
Norwegian: Kubaøglegjøk
Polish: jaszczurkojad duzy, jaszczurkojad duży
Russian: Большая ящеричная кукушка
Slovak: kukavka svetlozobá
Swedish: kubaödlegök, Större ödlegök
Chinese: 大蜥鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 大蜥鵑

 

         

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