OCYCEROS

(Bucerotidae; Ϯ Indian Grey Hornbill O. birostris) Gr. οξυκερως oxukerōs  with pointed horns  < οξυς oxus  sharp, pointed; κερας keras, κερως kerōs  horn; "Ocyceros* ginginianus, Shaw.  ...  * I propose this subgeneric name for the present species and Tickellii, Blyth; Bonaparte's name meniceros, of 1854, having been previously otherwise applied by Gloger in 1842" (Hume 1873); "Ocyceros Hume, Nests and Eggs Indian Bds., 1873, p. 113. New name for Meniceros Bonaparte, 1854, not of Gloger, 1841. Type, by subsequent designation, Buceros birostris Scopoli. (Elliot, Monogr. Bucerot., pt. 10, 1882, p. xvii [= intro., p. xvii of volume]." (Peters 1945, V, 254).
Synon. Gingala.

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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 15 December 2018).