(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.

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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 14 December 2018).