ACEROS

(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).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).