(Chionidae; Ϯ Snowy Sheathbill C. albus) Gr. χιων khiōn, χιονος khionos  snow; "56. CHIONIS, rostrum conico-convexum, compressum. Cera cornea emarginato-lacera. Nares ovatae, sub cera. Lingua lanceolata, truncata, sagittata. Facies nuda papillosa. Pedes tetradactyli, fissi." (J. R. Forster 1788); "Chionis J. R. Forster, Enchirid. Hist. Nat., 1788, p. 37. Diagnosis only, no species included. Type, by subsequent designation, Vaginalis alba Gmelin (Gmelin, Syst. Nat., 1, pt. 2, 1789, p. 705.)" (Peters 1934, II, 308).
Synon. Chionarchus, Coleoramphus, Necrophagus, Vaginalis.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 12 December 2018).