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Anastomus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Ciconiiformes
Familia: Ciconiidae
Genus: Anastomus
Species: A. lamelligerus - A. oscitans

Name

Anastomus Bonnaterre, 1791

Reference

Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois regnes de la nature. Ornithologie. 1 p.xciii

The openbill storks are two species of stork (family Ciconiidae) in the genus Anastomus. They are large wading birds characterized by large bills, the mandibles of which do not meet except at the tip. This feature develops only in the adults. The two species of openbill storks are:

* Asian Openbill Stork (A. oscitans), a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Southeast Asia.
* African Openbill Stork (A. lamelligerus,) a resident breeder in Africa and Madagascar.

References

* Grimmett, Inskipp and Inskipp; Birds of India. ISBN 0-691-04910-6
* Barlow, Wacher and Disley; Birds of The Gambia. ISBN 1-873403-32-1

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