Mindoro Hornbill / Penelopides mindorensis

Mindoro Hornbill / Penelopides mindorensis

Mindoro Hornbill

SCI Name:  Penelopides mindorensis
Protonym:  Penelopides Mindorensis ListBirdsMamms.SteereExped. p.13
Taxonomy:  Bucerotiformes / Bucerotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  minhor2
Type Locality:  No locality; Mindoro by inference.
Publish Year:  1890
IUCN Status:  


(Bucerotidae; Ϯ Visayan Hornbill P. panini) Reichenbach's 1849, plate XLIX, labelled Levirostres: Bucerotinae, shows a variety of hornbills and the Helmet Vanga. He was fond of employing classical names, so this may be a misspelling, or perhaps from L. pene  almost, nearly, Gr. λοφος lophos  tuft, and -οιδης -oidēs  resembling, in allusion to the nasal plumes of the Visayan or Panay Tarictic Hornbill. "Penelopides Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat. [1849], pl. XLIX. No species; generic details only. Species added, Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, 1854, p. 313. Type, by subsequent designation, Buceros panini Boddaert. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 84)." (Peters 1945, V, 262).
Var. Pehelopides.

Mindoro, Philippines.