HORIZOCERUS

(Bucerotidae; Ϯ Western Little Hornbill H. hartlaubi) Gr. ὁριζω horizō  to limit; κερας keras, κερως kerōs  horn; "HORIZOCERUS, 3 new genus.  Genus generi "Lophoceros" dicto affine, sed cauda valde cuneata, rostro prope recto, hujus cornu minimo, acute carinato, facile distinguendum.  Type.— Toccus hartlaubi Gould.   The strongly wedge-shaped tail, comparatively straight bill, with its very small, sharply keeled casque, to say nothing of conspicuous color differences, appear fully to justify the creation of a separate genus for the species commonly known as Lophoceros hartlaubi.   ...   3ὁριζω, limito; κερας, cornu." (Oberholser 1900).
Var. Orizocerus.
Synon. Ortholophus, Tropicranus.

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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 www.hbw.com on 11 December 2018).