ANDIGENA

(Ramphastidae; Ϯ Grey-breasted Mountain Toucan A. hypoglauca) Mod. L. Andium  Andes; Gr. γενος genos  race, genus, species; "It had long been my intention to propose a generic name for the Andean group of Toucans, characterized by the dense villose clothing of the under surface, the colouring of which is of a uniform tint, instead of being crossed by bars of black, red and yellow as in the typical Pteroglossi; and at no moment could such a step be more appropriately taken than at the present, when characterizing a new species of this section, for which, indicative of the country in which the members are found, I propose the generic term of Andigena, and for the new species, A. laminirostris; the other species pertaining to this genus are A. hypoglaucus, A. nigrirostris, A. cucullatus, and A. Baillonii." (Gould 1851); "Andigena Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 18, 1850 (1851), p. 93. Type, by subsequent designation, Pteroglossus hypoglaucus Gould. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 85.)" (Peters 1948, VI, 80).
Synon. Ramphomelus.

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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 19 January 2019).