(syn. Prionochilus Ϯ Legge's Flowerpecker P. vincens) Gr. ακμων akmōn, ακμονος akmonos  anvil, battering-ram (cf. ακμων akmōn  sort of eagle mentioned by Hesychius < Gr. myth. Acmon, a companion of Diomedes who was changed into a bird); ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; "Genus ACMONORHYNCHUS, n. gen.  I propose this genus for the reception of a remarkable Flower-pecker which is found only in Ceylon and which has hitherto been placed either in Prionochilus or in Pachyglossa. It differs from both these genera in possessing only nine primaries. From Dicæum it may be recognized by its very large, coarse bill, and from Piprisoma by its rounded tail and the numerous hairs which cover the nostrils.  In Acmonorhynchus the sexes differ and the young bird resembles the female. Its habits are those of the family, but nothing is known about its nidification.    920. Acmonorhynchus vincens. Legge's Flower-pecker." (Oates 1890).  Var. Acmorhynchus (Gr. ακμαζω akmazō  to be strong).

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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 on 22 January 2019).