(syn. Torgos Ϯ Lappet-faced Vulture T. tracheliotos) Gr. ους ous, ωτος ōtos ear; γυψ gups, γυπος gupos vulture; "OTOGYPS a, G. R. Gray (1841). Vultur, Daud. O. auricularis, (Daud.) G. R. Gray. Levaill. Ois. d'Afr., pl. 9. ...a ...the late Mr Bennett intimated as far back as 1831, in his excellent work on the 'Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society,' that they should form a distinct genus, of which he gave characters, but no generic appellation. I have therefore taken his type (V. auricularis), and formed the genus under the name of Otogyps, as given above" (G. Gray 1841). Var. Otagyps.