Cape Griffon / Gyps coprotheres

Cape Griffon / Gyps coprotheres

Cape Griffon

SCI Name:  Gyps coprotheres
Protonym:  Vultur Coprotheres Naturgesch.Afr.Vog.[Levaillant] p.35 pl.10
Taxonomy:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  capgri1
Type Locality:  South Africa.
Publish Year:  1798
IUCN Status:  


(Accipitridae; Ϯ Griffon Vulture G. fulvus) Gr. γυψ gups, γυπος gupos  vulture; "1. GYPS.  Bec gros: cire compacte: narines simples, transverses; langue bordée d'aiguillons; quatorze rectrices.  ...  GENRE 1, GYPS.  ...  ESPÈCE.  1. GYPS vulgaris.  Le Griffon." (de Savigny 1809): based on γυψ or vultur of all the ancient authors, and Vultur fulvus Gmelin; "Gyps Savigny, Descr. Égypte, Ois. 1, 1809, p. 68, 71. Type, by monotypy, Gyps vulgaris Savigny = Vultur fulvus Hablizl." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 261).
Var. Cyps.
Synon. Pseudogyps.

Gr. γυψ gups, γυπος gupos  vulture (syn. Gyps coprotheres).

Gr. κοπρος kopros  dung; -θηρας -thēras  -hunter  < θηραω thēraō  to hunt  < θηρ thēr, θηρος thēros  beast, animal.
● ex “Chasse-Fiente,” hunter of droppings, of Levaillant 1796, pl. 10 (Gyps).
● (?syn. Stercorarius parasiticus).

(Stercorariidae; syn. Stercorarius Pomarine Skua S. pomarinus) Gr. κοπρος kopros  dung; -θηρας -thēras  hunter  < θηραω thēraō  to hunt  < θηρ thēr, θηρος thēros   beast, animal; "Genera et Species typicae.   ...   Fam. III. LESTRINAE.  ...  1. *Coprotheres RAY.  pomarinus (Larus — Temm.) Rchb.  Tab. V. "Lestris" fig. dextra caudae. — Ic. Av. t. 52. ic. 328—329." (Reichenbach 1853); "Coprotheres Reichenbach, Nat. Syst. Vögel, p. v, 1852 (1853).  Type (by original designation): Larus = (Lestris) pomarinus Temminck." (Mathews, 1927, Syst. Av. Austral., I, p. 151).