Palawan Hornbill / Anthracoceros marchei

Palawan Hornbill / Anthracoceros marchei

Palawan Hornbill

SCI Name:  Anthracoceros marchei
Protonym:  Anthracoceros marchei LeNat. 7 p.108
Category:  Bucerotiformes / Bucerotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  palhor1
Type Locality:  Palawan, Busuanga and Balabac.
Publish Year:  1885
IUCN Status:  


(Bucerotidae; Malabar Pied Hornbill A. coronatus) Gr. ανθραξ anthrax, ανθρακος anthrakos  coal black; κερας keras, κερως kerōs   horn.  Although the Malabar Pied Hornbill was selected as type species, plate XLIX of Reichenbach 1849 clearly shows the black casque markings of a Sunda Pied Hornbill A. albirostris convexus; however, Steven Gregory in litt., has pointed out that Reichenbach's plates are considered "generic details" only, and that the specific identification of the bird illustrated is not germane to the application of ICZN art. 69.3, Type species by subsequent monotypy; "Anthracoceros Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat. [1849], pl. XLIX. No species; generic details only. Type, by subsequent designation, Buceros malabaricus Gmelin. (Elliot, Monogr. Bucerot., pt. 10, 1882, p. xvi [= intro., p. xvi of volume]). Not Anthracocera Agassiz, 1846, Lepidoptera." (Peters, 1945, V, 266); "ANTHRACOCEROS Reichenbach, 1849  M—Buceros monoceros Shaw, 1811; type by subsequent monotypy (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. of the Genera and Subgenera of Birds, p. 83). = Buceros coronatus Boddaert, 1783" (Dickinson and Remsen (eds.), H. & M. Complete Checklist, 4th ed., 2013, 1 (Non-passerines), p. 284).
Synon. Gymnolaemus, Hydrocissa, Limonophalus, Pelecyrhynchus.

Alfred-Antoine Marche (1844-1898) French naturalist, explorer, collector in West Africa, the Philippines, and the Marianas (Anthracoceros, syn. Chlorocichla simplex, Cleptornis, syn. Glareola nuchalis, syn. Hypotaenidia owstoni, syn. Numida meleagris galeata, Ramphiculus).