(syn. Aegypius Ϯ Eurasian Black Vulture A. monachus) Gr. πολυς polus  large, wide; πτερυξ pterux, πτερυγος pterugos  wing; "Vulturidæ.  ...  Polypteryx cupido, v. cinereus? [drawing no.] 802." (Hodgson 1844); "Vultur cinereus  ...  In the breadth of skull and aquiline strongly hooked beak, this bird approaches the division Otogyps, and it has been separated by Mr. Hodgson under the somewhat strange name of Polypteryx" (Blyth 1844).

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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 www.hbw.com on 21 January 2019).