Ramphalcyon

(syn. Pelargopsis Ϯ Stork-billed Kingfisher P. capensis) Gr. ῥαμφος rhamphos  bill; genus Halcyon Swainson, 1821, kingfisher; "VIII. Ramphalcyon RCHB. — Nat. Syst. d. Vög. Sppl.  —  Schnabel unförmlich groß, am Mundwinkel klaffend, First platt, jederseits dicht neben der Fläche eine Längsfurche. Nasenlochfurche fehlt.    a.) genuinae, eingentliche.   *39. R. capensis (Alcedo — L.) R." (Reichenbach 1851); "Ramphalcyon Reichenbach, Handb. spec. Orn., 1851, p. 16. Type, by subsequent designation, Alcedo capensis Linné. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 16.)" (Peters 1945, V, 186).    Var. Rhamphalcyon.

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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 20 January 2019).