Himalayan Griffon / Gyps himalayensis

Himalayan Griffon / Gyps himalayensis

Himalayan Griffon

SCI Name:  Gyps himalayensis
Protonym:  Gyps Himalayensis RoughNotes p.12,15
Category:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  himgri1
Type Locality:  Himalayas.
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Publish Year:  1869
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DEFINITIONS

GYPS
(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.

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

himalayensis
Himalaya Mts.  < Sanskrit hima  snow; ālaya  abode.