LYBIUS

(Lybiidae; Ϯ Black-billed Barbet L. guifsobalito) Gr. λιβυος libuos unidentified bird, possibly allied to the woodpeckers, mentioned by Aristotle and Aristophanes; L. Libya or Libua  Africa; "Libyum novum Avium genus n)   ...   n) Neque minus hæc avis mirum confusarum notarum exemplum est. Rostrum Loxiæ Coccothraustis forma, eadem cum illa durioribus nucibus vivendi ratio, iidem mores; unde Coccothrausti subjunxit BUFFONIUS T. 111. p. 471. Sed rostrum illi serratim incisum margine, quod nulli ex Passeribus competit, nec ea nota alii propior est quam Trogonii, cui & duobus modo digitis anterioribus congruit: at unum tantum posteriorem nacta est, in quo cum Pico tridactylo & Alcedine tridactyla convenit. Guifsobalito, nominis abyssinici partem, avi nomen fecit BUFFONIUS, a clar. Anglo equite BRUCE adlatæ, cui inter Picas sine dubio locandæ, quum latinum quoque genericum nomen invenire æquum sit, placuit Lybius, quæ vox & patriam exprimit & ARISTOTELI jam adhibita est." (Hermann 1783); "Lybius Hermann, Tabl. Affin. Anim., 1783, p. 217, note n. Type, by monotypy, Lybius guifsobalito Hermann." (Peters 1948, VI, 55). 
Synon. BalitusEolybius, Erythrobucco, Hyreus, LaimodonLeucolybius, Melanobucco, Pogonodon.

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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 16 January 2019).