Genus CALLOLOPHUS

This genus was proposed for three species : C. puniceus, which belongs to Gecinus, C. mentalis (Chrysophlegma humii), and O. malaccensis, no type being named. The last-named species has been placed in Chrysophlegma by Hargitt, but it and its near ally O. miniatus, which is confined to Java, exhibit a widely different Coloration from that characteristic of Chrysophlegma, the plumage being barred both above and below. This is, I think, especially amongst Woodpeckers, a more important generic distinction than slight differences in the form of the bill.

Callolophus has a long and broad occipital crest, and the bill is shorter, more curved, and broader at the base than that of Chrysophlegma.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus CALLOLOPHUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
29
M_ID: 
11020
M_SN: 
Chrysophlegma
Volume: 
vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1309

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