Narcondam Hornbill / Rhyticeros narcondami

Narcondam Hornbill / Rhyticeros narcondami

Narcondam Hornbill

SCI Name:  Rhyticeros narcondami
Protonym:  Rhyticeros narcondami Str.Feath. 1 p.411
Taxonomy:  Bucerotiformes / Bucerotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  narhor1
Type Locality:  Narcondam Island.
Publish Year:  1873
IUCN Status:  


(Bucerotidae; Ϯ Papuan Hornbill R. plicatus) Gr. ῥυτις rhutis, ῥυτιδος rhutidos  wrinkle; κερας keras, κερως kerōs  horn; Reichenbach's 1849, plate L, admirably shows the wrinkled corrugations on the low flat bill-casque of the Papuan Hornbill. "Rhyticeros Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat. [1849], pl. L. No species; generic details only. Species added, Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, 1854, p. 312. Type, by subsequent designation, Buceros plicatus Latham i.e. Forster. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 84.)" (Peters 1945, V, 263-264).
Var. Rhitidoceros, Rhytidoceros.
Synon. Abuceros, Calao, Cassidix, Cranorrhinus.

Narcondam Island, Bay of Bengal.