THERISTICUS

(Threskiornithidae; Ϯ Black-faced Ibis T. melanopis) Gr. θεριστικος theristikos  of reaping  < θεριστρον theristron  sickle; "Genus. Theristicus Wagl.,  Curucou.   Rostrum gracilius. Pedes breves, robusti; tarsus validus digiti intermedii longitudine, incluso huius ungue, antice scutellis hexagonis tectus, postice reticulatus; digiti validi, breviusculi, teretiusculi, ungues mediocres, validi,arcuati, ille digiti anterioris intermedii acie interna subinflata (integra); acrodactyla elevato-scutellata.  ...  Species: 1. Th. melanopis (Ibis melanop. Wagl. Syst. Av. sp. 17.)" (Wagler 1832); "Theristicus Wagler, Isis, 1832, col. 1231. Type, by monotypy, Tantalus melanopis Gmelin." (Peters 1931, 1, 135).  
Var. Theristocus.
Synon. Harpiprion, Molybdophanes.

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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 19 January 2019).