Brown Hornbill / Anorrhinus austeni

Brown Hornbill / Anorrhinus austeni

Brown Hornbill

SCI Name:  Anorrhinus austeni
Protonym:  Anorhinus austeni Ibis p.6
Taxonomy:  Bucerotiformes / Bucerotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brnhor1
Type Locality:  Asalu, Cachar Hills.
Publish Year:  1872
IUCN Status:  


(Bucerotidae; Ϯ Bushy-crested Hornbill A. galeritus) Gr. ανο ano  on the upper side, above; ῥις rhis, ῥινος rhinos  nostrils. Reichenbach's 1849, plate XLIX, shows the large, pear-shaped nostrils of the Bushy-crested Hornbill opening upwards on the maxilla. "Anorrhinus Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat. [1849], pl. XLIX. No species; generic details only. Type, by subsequent designation, Buceros galeritus Temminck. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 83.)1   ...   1 In Ateneo Italiano, 2, 1854, p. 312, Bonaparte added the species to Anorrhinus, but none of the three there included agrees with the figure of the generic details given by Reichenbach. As a matter of fact Bonaparte evidently transposed the species that he included in Anthracoceros with those placed in Anorrhinus." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 261).
Var. Anorhinus.
Synon. Ptilolaemus.

Lt.-Col. Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923) British Army surveyor who gave his name to the Himalayan peak K2 or Mt. Godwin-Austen (Anorrhinus, subsp. Fulvetta vinipectus, syn. Grammatoptila striata cranbrooki, syn. Paradoxornis guttaticollis, subsp. Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps, syn. Prinia rufescens, Trochalopteron, syn. Zosterops palpebrosus siamensis).