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.