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B. corythaix and B. celebensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Basilornis
Bonaparte, 1850

Basilornis is a genus of mynas in the family Sturnidae. Established by Charles Lucien Bonaparte in 1850, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Basilornis is a combination of the Greek words basileus, meaning "king" and ornis, meaning "bird".[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Basilornis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.