Sri Lanka Gray Hornbill / Ocyceros gingalensis

Sri Lanka Gray Hornbill / Ocyceros gingalensis

Sri Lanka Gray Hornbill

SCI Name:  Ocyceros gingalensis
Protonym:  Buceros Gingalensis Gen.Zool.[Shaw] 8 pt1 p.37
Category:  Bucerotiformes / Bucerotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ceghor1
Type Locality:  Ceylon.
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Publish Year:  1811
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DEFINITIONS

OCYCEROS
(Bucerotidae; Ϯ Indian Grey Hornbill O. birostris) Gr. οξυκερως oxukerōs  with pointed horns  < οξυς oxus  sharp, pointed; κερας keras, κερως kerōs  horn; "Ocyceros* ginginianus, Shaw.  ...  * I propose this subgeneric name for the present species and Tickellii, Blyth; Bonaparte's name meniceros, of 1854, having been previously otherwise applied by Gloger in 1842" (Hume 1873); "Ocyceros Hume, Nests and Eggs Indian Bds., 1873, p. 113. New name for Meniceros Bonaparte, 1854, not of Gloger, 1841. Type, by subsequent designation, Buceros birostris Scopoli. (Elliot, Monogr. Bucerot., pt. 10, 1882, p. xvii [= intro., p. xvii of volume]." (Peters 1945, V, 254).
Synon. Gingala.

gingala / gingalensis
French Singala  Ceylon / Sri Lanka (Sanskrit Singhala  Ceylon / Sri Lanka).
● ex “Calao Gingala” of Levaillant 1801: “Cette espèce habite l’île de Ceylan” (Ocyceros).