Rufous-necked Hornbill / Aceros nipalensis

Rufous-necked Hornbill / Aceros nipalensis

Rufous-necked Hornbill

SCI Name:  Aceros nipalensis
Protonym:  Buceros Nipalensis As.Res. 18 pt1 p.178 pl.1,2
Taxonomy:  Bucerotiformes / Bucerotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  runhor1
Type Locality:  No locality = Nepal by inference.
Publish Year:  1829
IUCN Status:  


(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."