TANYGNATHUS

(Psittacidae; Ϯ Great-billed Parrot T. megalorynchos) Gr. τανυω tanuō  to stretch out  < τεινω teinō  to stretch; γναθος gnathos  jaw; "Genus XXII. Tanygnathus *) Wagl.  Schnabelsittich.  Rostrum Sittaces, maxilla maxima, admodum arcuata, acutissima; cauda longa, latiuscula, cuneata (oculi perquam parvi).  Reliqua Sittaces.   Australiae (an quoque Asiae?) incolae; vitae ratio ignota.   Species: 1. T. macrorhynchus. — 2. T. marginatus.   ...   *Tανυω extendo, γναθος maxilla." (Wagler 1832); "Tanygnathus Wagler, Abh. K. Bayer. Acad. Wiss., Math.-Phys. Kl., 1, 1832, p. 501. Type, by subsequent designation, T. macrorhynchus (L.) Wagl., Pl. enlum., no. 713 = Psittacus megalorynchos Boddaert. (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 52.)" (Peters 1937, III, 238).
Synon. Erythrostomus.

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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 12 December 2018).