Malabar Gray Hornbill / Ocyceros griseus

Malabar Gray Hornbill / Ocyceros griseus

Malabar Gray Hornbill

SCI Name:  Ocyceros griseus
Protonym:  Buceros griseus IndexOrn. 1 p.147
Taxonomy:  Bucerotiformes / Bucerotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  maghor2
Type Locality:  New Holland = Malabar.
Publish Year:  1790
IUCN Status:  


(Bucerotidae; Ϯ Indian Grey Hornbill O. birostris) Gr. οξυκερως oxukerōs  with pointed horns  < οξυς oxus  sharp, pointed; κερας keras, κερως kerōs  horn; "Ocyceros* ginginianus, Shaw.  ...  * I propose this subgeneric name for the present species and Tickellii, Blyth; Bonaparte's name meniceros, of 1854, having been previously otherwise applied by Gloger in 1842" (Hume 1873); "Ocyceros Hume, Nests and Eggs Indian Bds., 1873, p. 113. New name for Meniceros Bonaparte, 1854, not of Gloger, 1841. Type, by subsequent designation, Buceros birostris Scopoli. (Elliot, Monogr. Bucerot., pt. 10, 1882, p. xvii [= intro., p. xvii of volume]." (Peters 1945, V, 254).
Synon. Gingala.

griseum / griseus
Med. L. griseum, griseus or grisius  grey.
● ex “Crabier de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 908, and “Crabier gris à tête et queue vertes” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Butorides striatus).
● ex “Brown Snipe” of Pennant 1785 (Limnodromus).
● ex “Caille brune de Madagascar” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Grey-throated Quail” of Latham 1783 (syn. Margaroperdix madagarensis).
● ex “Engoulevent gris” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Goatsucker” of Latham 1785 (Nyctibius).
● ex “Grey Hornbill” of Latham 1787 (Ocyceros).
ex “Manakin cendré de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 687, fig. 1 (syn. Pachyramphus rufus).
ex “Grignet” of Levaillant 1801-1804, pl. 126 (syn. Parisoma subcaeruleum).
ex “Ara gris à trompe” of Levaillant 1801-1805 (syn. Probosciger aterrimus).
ex “Tangara olive de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 714, fig. 1, and “Gris-Olive” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Vireo).
● ex “Icterus cinereus Novae Hispaniae” of Brisson 1760, “Tocolin” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Oriole” of Latham 1782 (unident.).