(syn. Pelecanus Ϯ Great White Pelican P. onocrotalus) Gr. μετα meta   next to; genus Pelecanus Linnaeus, 1758, pelican; "Catoptropelicanus Reichenbach, type P. conspicillatus, has twenty-two tail feathers, and a row of feathers between the naked orbits and lores; Leptopelicanus Reichenbach, genotype P. fuscus, also has twenty-two tail feathers, but no row of feathers separating the naked orbits and lores, and the pouch extends halfway down the foreneck; the species Pelecanus roseus, P. crispus and P. phillipinensis differ from Leptopelicanus fuscus and its allies in having the pouch attached to the upper part of the foreneck, though like it they have twenty-two tail feathers and no feathers on the lores. To this last group the name of METAPELECANUS gen. nov., type P. roseus Gmelin, may be applied." (A. Roberts 1922).

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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 on 19 January 2019).