(syn. Cathartes Ϯ Turkey Vulture C. aura) Gr. ῥις rhis, ῥινος rhinos  nostrils; genus Gryphus Bonaparte, 1854, condor; "Rhinogryphus.  Nostril occupying the whole of the nasal cavity, its anterior end broadly rounded; cere as deep as broad, the upper and lower outlines divergent posteriorly, the former considerably arched; lower mandible much less deep than the upper.  ...  Type, Vultur aura, L." (Ridgway 1874).

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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 16 January 2019).