RHYNCHOSTRUTHUS

(Fringillidae; Ϯ Socotra Grosbeak R. socotranus) Gr. ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; στρουθος strouthos  sparrow; "12. RHYNCHOSTRUTHUS SOCOTRANUS, gen. et sp. nov.  (Plate XVII.)   RHYNCHOSTRUTHUS, gen. nov., ex fam. Fringillidarum.  Char. gen.  Rostrum crassum, tumido-rotundatum, culmine distincto, tomiis introrsum rectractis, maxilla curvata, commissura curvata, gonyde conspicue adscendente; naribus in fossa basali positis, setis brevibus incumbentibus obtectis.  Alæ longiusculæ, caudæ dimidium superantes, remigibus 1-3 cæteris longioribus, æqualibus, rem. 4to parum breviore. Cauda mediocris, æqualis. Pedes mediocres, satis debiles; digitus internus externo paulo brevior; ungues debiles.   RHYNCHOSTRUTHUS SOCOTRANUS, sp. nov.  ..  Of this very curious new form of Sparrow four males are in the collection; unfortunately no female. The thick Coccothraustine bill renders it easily distinguishable from all other species of the Passerine group." (P. Sclater & Hartlaub 1881); "Rhynchostruthus P. L. Sclater and Hartlaub, 1881, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, p. 170. Type, by monotypy, Rhynchostruthus socotranus Sclater and Hartlaub." (Howell et al. in Peters 1968, XIV, 233).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 18 December 2018).