(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).