Genus SARCOGYPS

Genus SARCOGYPS.

Sarcogyps Lesson, Echo du Monde (1832).

Type by monotypy, Vultur ponticerianus Lath. = V. calvus Scops,

This genus is distinguished by possessing a large wattle of skin behind and below each ear; the skin of the head and neck is bare, without any down; the ruff is even smaller than in Aegypius.

It contains one species, S. calvus.

Otogyps, 1841, used by Blanford, is antedated by Sarcogyps, 1832; Torgos, an African genus wattled like Sarcogyps, has narrow, lanceolate feathers to the under plumage, not broad and rounded as in our Indian bird.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus SARCOGYPS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
8
M_ID: 
2656
M_SN: 
Sarcogyps
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4282

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith