Eurylaimus Horsf., Trans. Linn. Soc, xiii, p. 170 (1822). Type, Eurylaimus javanicus Horsf.
In this genus the bill is large, broad and flat, culmen very blunt, whilst the sides of the upper mandible are overhanging and convex near the gape. The nostrils are rounded, exposed and close to the base of the bill. The wing is rounded, the fourth primary being the longest. The tail is graduated and much shorter then the wing. Rictal bristles present but small. The scutellation of the tarsus in front is almost obsolete and the inside of the tarsus is covered with an undivided lamina.
The sexes are alike or very nearly so.
Key to Species.
A. Larger, wing over 100 mm.; head and neck dark vinaceous red. …E. javanicus, p. 461.
B. Smaller, wing under" 100 mm.; head and throat black………..E. ochromalus, p. 463.