(Threskiornithidae; Ϯ Wattled Ibis B. carunculata) Gr. βοστρυχιον bostrukhion  little curl, ornament  < βοστρυχος bostrukhos  curl, tendril ("The wattle is a thin, dusky red pendant, up to 20 mm long, which hangs from the lower throat" (Hancock et al. 1992) (cf. erroneous Hockey et al. 2005: "= curved , referring to curved beak")); "11. G[eronticus]. carunculatus (Rüpp.) Faun. Abyss. t. 19. - Type of Bostrychia Reich. (1845?)." (G. Gray 1847); "Genera et Species typicae.  ...  δ. *Bostrychia Wagl. carunculata (Ibis — Rüpp.) W.  Ic. Av. t. 143. ic. 1011." (Reichenbach 1852); "Bostrychia Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853), p. xiv. Type, by monotypy, Ibis carunculata Rüppell." (Peters 1931, 1, 135).
Synon. Hagedashia, Lampribis, Oreoibis, Parnopio.

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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 21 January 2019).