(Cathartidae; Ϯ California Condor G. californianus) Gr. γυμνος gumnos  bare, naked; γυψ gups, γυπος gupos  vulture; "11e Genre: GYMNOGYPS, Lesson; Cathartes, Temm.; sarcoramphus, Vigers [sic].  Am. orientale.   12. Gymnogyps californianus, Less.; Vultur californianus, Latham; Shaw, misc. ix, pl. 301; Lewis et Clark, It. 3, p. 48; Douglas, Zool. Journ. iv, 328; Cathartes vulturinus, Temm., pl. col. 31; Cathartes californianus, Bon., 22; Sarcoramphus californianus, Vig., Zool. Journ. 2, 375; Swainson, north. zool. p. 1; Nuttal, 1, 39.  Hab. la Californie." (Lesson 1842); "Gymnogyps Lesson, Écho du Monde Savant (2), 6, 1842, p. 1037. Type, by monotypy, Vultur californianus Shaw." (Peters 1931, 1, 191). The bare-headed California Condor teetered on the brink of extinction, but, thanks to extensive conservation efforts, has now been reintroduced to parts of its former range in the western USA.
Synon. Antillovultur, GeronogypsPseudogryphus.

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Jobling, J. A. (2020). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2020). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 30 March 2020).