Protonym: Buceros Nipalensis As.Res. 18 pt1 p.178 pl.1,2
Taxonomy: Bucerotiformes / Bucerotidae / Aceros
Taxonomy Code: runhor1
Type Locality: No locality = Nepal by inference.
Publish Year: 1829
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
(Bucerotidae; Ϯ Rufous-necked Hornbill A. nipalensis) Gr. ακερως akerōs hornless < negative prefix α- a- ; κερας keras, κερως kerōs horn; "Bucerotidæ. ... Aceros nipalensis, [drawing nos.] 600-602" (J. Gray 1844); "Although belonging to the group of large Hornbills, it differs conspicuously from them in being destitute of a casque, that remarkable addition to the bills of its relatives; instead of this the culmen is swollen at the base, and slightly elevated" (Elliot 1882); "Aceros J. E. Gray, Zool. Misc., 1844, p. 85. Type, by monotypy, Aceros nipalensis = Buceros nipalensis Hodgson." (Peters 1945, V, 263).
nipalense / nipalensis
Nepal or, formerly, Nipal or Nepaul. According to legend Nepal means "the place protected by the Hindu sage Ne."
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
● and ● See: generic homonyms
lowercase: species and subspecies
●: early names, variants, mispellings
†: type species
Gr.: ancient Greek
<: derived from
syn: synonym of
/: separates historical and modern geographic names
ex: based on
TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)