GERONTICUS

(Threskiornithidae; Ϯ Southern Bald Ibis G. calvus) Late Gr. γεροντικως gerontikōs  like an old man (i.e. bald)  < Gr. γερων gerōn, γεροντος gerontos  old man; "32. Genus Geronticus Wagl., Kahlibis.   Rostrum gracile; pedes et ungues Theristici. Ptilosis: caput et pars colli (avis adultae) nuda; alae amplae, praelongae, caudae apicem attingentes; haec longula, aequalis; colli plumae elongatae, strictae, cuculli speciem formantes; color obscurus, metallicus.   Species: 1. Ger. calvus (Ib. calva Wagl. Syst. Av. sp. 11.) — 2. Ger. papillatus (Ibis papil. Tem. Pl. col. 304.) — 3. (Spec. nov. ex Aegypto, Gerontico calvo proxima.)" (Wagler 1832); "GERONTICUS Wagler, 1832  M - Tantalus calvus Boddaert, 1783; type by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1840, A List of the Genera of Birds, p. 67)." (Dickinson & Remsen (eds.) 2013, 192).
Var. Gronticus.   
Synon. Comatibis.

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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).