Pale-billed Hornbill / Lophoceros pallidirostris

Pale-billed Hornbill / Lophoceros pallidirostris

Pale-billed Hornbill

SCI Name:  Lophoceros pallidirostris
Protonym:  Buceros pallidirostris Vog.Ost.-Afr.[Finsch & Hartlaub] p.871
Category:  Bucerotiformes / Bucerotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pabhor1
Type Locality:  Caconda, Benguella.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1870
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

LOPHOCEROS
(Bucerotidae; Ϯ African Grey Hornbill L. nasutus) Gr. λοφος lophos   crest; genus Buceros Linnaeus, 1758, hornbill; "1) Bucerotem Forskålii (8)   ...   (8) Buceros, Lophoceros, Forskålii H. et E.   Dymludj, est Crotophaga griseo maculata Tullack Forskålii.   Statura et colore B. nasuto senegalensi perquam similis, sed paullo maior, alis longioribus, rostro validiore, quadripollicari, ad narium basin altiore, pedum digito postico longiore. Rostri tomia lacera, grosse serrata. Cauda alas complicatas 4 pollices superat (apud nasutum 5).   ...   Vox stridens ingrata.   ...   Lophocerotes eos Bucerotes appellavi, qui, aut cornu, aut eius vestigium in acie rostri gerunt, qui rostri aciem plane simplicem offerunt Alophii sunt." (Ehrenberg 1833); "The L. nasutus and the L. birostris, on account of having casques continued anteriorly to a sharp point, and projecting over the maxilla, cannot be retained in the genus Tockus, whose members have merely the culmen slightly elevated into a crest-like ridge.  I have therefore adopted for them  the term Lophoceros, proposed by Hemprich and Ehrenberg in 1828" (Elliot 1882); "Lophoceros Ehrenberg, Symb. Phys., Av., 1833, sig. z.  Type, Buceros (Lophoceros) forskålii Ehrenberg. (Here definitely designated for the first time.)" (Peters 1945, V, 254); "4. Lophoceros nasutus  ...  Larger, darker birds from NE Ethiopia and SW Arabia described as race forskalii, and paler ones from S Angola and Namibia as dorsalis, but neither seems distinct enough to warrant recognition." (del Hoyo & Collar 2014, 568).   
Synon. Calao, Grammicus, Poecilorhynchus, Protockus, Rhynchaceros.

pallidirostris
L. pallidus  pallid  < pallere  to be pale; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.

SUBSPECIES

Pale-billed Hornbill (pallidirostris)
SCI Name: Lophoceros pallidirostris pallidirostris
pallidirostris
L. pallidus  pallid  < pallere  to be pale; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.

Pale-billed Hornbill (neumanni)
SCI Name: Lophoceros pallidirostris neumanni
neumanni / neumanniana / neumannianus
Prof. Oskar Rudolph Neumann (1867-1946) German ornithologist, explorer and collector in East Africa 1892-1899, Associate at Tring Mus. 1908-1931 (syn. Alcedo leucogaster bowdleri, syn. Anthreptes orientalis, syn. Anthus similis hararensis, subsp. Anthus vaalensis, syn. Apalis flavida flavocinctaArizelocichla, subsp. Bradornis microrhynchus, syn. Campethera nubica, syn. Cecropis semirufa gordoni, subsp. Centropus leucogaster, syn. Certhia brachydactyla, syn. Cisticola hunteri, syn. Euplectes axillaris phoeniceus, subsp. Gallinula tenebrosa, subsp. Galerida cristata, Hemitesia, subsp. Lophoceros pallidirostris, subsp. Melierax metabates, syn. Muscicapa adusta minima, subsp. Muscicapa striata (ex Muscicapa grisola sibirica Neumann, 1900), syn. Numida meleagris, subsp. Oenanthe melanura (ex Cercomela melanura erlangeri Neumann & von Zedlitz, 1913), Onychognathus, syn. Passer griseus swainsonii, subsp. Phonygammus keraudrenii, subsp. Ploceus baglafecht, syn. Prionops retzii graculina, subsp. Psittacara acuticaudatus, subsp. Ptilinopus solomonensis, subsp. Ptilorrhoa caerulescens, syn. Pyrenestes ostrinus, subsp. Terpsiphone rufiventer, subsp. Vidua chalybeata).