Samar Hornbill / Penelopides samarensis

Samar Hornbill / Penelopides samarensis

Samar Hornbill

SCI Name:  Penelopides samarensis
Protonym:  Penelopides Samarensis ListBirdsMamms.SteereExped. p.13
Taxonomy:  Bucerotiformes / Bucerotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  samhor1
Type Locality:  Samar and Leyte.
Publish Year:  1890
IUCN Status:  


(Bucerotidae; Ϯ Visayan Hornbill P. panini) Reichenbach's 1849, plate XLIX, labelled Levirostres: Bucerotinae, shows a variety of hornbills and the Helmet Vanga. He was fond of employing classical names, so this may be a misspelling, or perhaps from L. pene  almost, nearly, Gr. λοφος lophos  tuft, and -οιδης -oidēs  resembling, in allusion to the nasal plumes of the Visayan or Panay Tarictic Hornbill. "Penelopides Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat. [1849], pl. XLIX. No species; generic details only. Species added, Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, 1854, p. 313. Type, by subsequent designation, Buceros panini Boddaert. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 84)." (Peters 1945, V, 262).
Var. Pehelopides.

Samar, Philippines.