(Accipitridae; Ϯ Red-headed Vulture S. calvus) Gr. σαρξ sarx, σαρκος sarkos  flesh; γυψ gups, γυπος gupos  vulture; "head deep yellowish-red or orange-red with redder wattles (all becoming rich red in excitement)" (Ferguson-Lees & Christie 2001); "5e Sous-genre: SARCOGYPS, Less.   24. Sarcogyps ponticerianus: Vultur ponticerianus, Lath., 14; Temm. pl. 2; Sonnerat, It., pl. 104, p. 144; Vultur pondiceranus, Forster.   Hab. le Bengale." (Lesson 1842); "Sarcogyps Lesson, Écho du Monde Savant (2), 6, 1842, col. 1038. Type, by monotypy, Vultur ponticerianus Latham = Vultur calvus Scopoli." (Peters 1931, 1, 259).
Synon. Hemigyps.

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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 on 14 December 2018).