(syn. Smithornis Ϯ African Broadbill S. capensis) Gr. φρυνος phrunos toad; ῥαμφος rhamphos bill; "PHRYNORHAMPHUS, Kaup. Smithornis, Ch. Bonap. The bill very broad, half as high as broad, with sharp culmen" (Kaup 1852). Var. Prynorhamphus.
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