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Parvclassis: Neornithes
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Ordo: Bucerotiformes

Familia: Bucerotidae
Genus: Anthracoceros
Species: A. albirostris - A. coronatus - A. malayanus - A. marchei - A. montani


Anthracoceros Reichenbach, 1849
Avium systema naturale pl.XLIX

Anthracoceros is a genus of birds in the family Bucerotidae.

The genus was introduced by the German naturalist Ludwig Reichenbach in 1849.[1] The type species was subsequently designated as the Malabar pied hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus).[2][3] The name is a combination of the Ancient Greek words ανθραξ anthrax, ανθρακος anthrakos meaning "coal black" and κερας keras, κερως kerōs meaning "horn".[4] A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2013 found that Anthracoceros was sister to the genus Ocyceros which contains the three grey hornbill species.[5]

The genus contains five species:[6]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Anthracoceros coronatus -Yala National Park, Sri Lanka-8.jpg Anthracoceros coronatus Malabar pied hornbill India and Sri Lanka
Anthracoceros albirostris, Oriental pied hornbill - Kaeng Krachan National Park (23576110199).jpg Anthracoceros albirostris Oriental pied hornbill Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (Guangxi, Yunnan and Tibet), Eastern and Northern India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
Anthracoceros malayanus -Kuala Lumpur Bird Park-8a.jpg Anthracoceros malayanus Black hornbill Asia in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand.
Anthracoceros marchei -Palawan-8.jpg Anthracoceros marchei Palawan hornbill Palawan island
Anthracoceros montani Sulu hornbill Philippines


Reichenbach, Ludwig (1849). Avium Systema Naturale (in German). Dresden and Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister. Plate XLIX.
Peters, James Lee, ed. (1945). Check-list of Birds of the World. Vol. 5. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. p. 266.
Dickinson, E.C.; Remsen, J.V., Jr., eds. (2013). The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. Vol. 1: Non-passerines (4th ed.). Eastbourne, UK: Aves Press. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-9568611-0-8.
Jobling, J.A. (2019). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). "Anthracoceros". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive: Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
Gonzalez, J.-C.T.; Sheldon, B.C.; Collar, N.J.; Tobias, J.A. (2013). "A comprehensive molecular phylogeny for the hornbills (Aves: Bucerotidae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 67 (2): 468–483. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.02.012.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Mousebirds, Cuckoo Roller, trogons, hoopoes, hornbills". World Bird List Version 9.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 23 July 2019.

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