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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Ordo: Bucerotiformes

Familia: Bucerotidae
Genus: Ocyceros
Species: O. birostris - O. gingalensis - O. griseus


Ocyceros Hume, 1873
Nests and eggs of Indian birds p. 113

Ocyceros is a genus of birds in the family Bucerotidae. Established by Allan Octavian Hume in 1873, it contains several species that are limited to the Indian subcontinent.[1][2]

Hornbills in the genus Ocyceros are small Asian birds with curved triangular bills and grey plumage. As such, they are often called "grey hornbills". They have black and grey eye rings and their eyes are usually dark with black irises. All of the species have different coloured bills: the Indian grey hornbill has a dark greyish bill, the Sri Lanka grey hornbill has a pale yellowish bill, and the Malabar grey hornbill has a more yellowish orange bill.

The genus contains three species:[3]

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Ocyceros griseus -Kerala, India -male-8a.jpg Ocyceros griseus Malabar grey hornbill Western Ghats and associated hills of southern India.
Ceylon Grey Hornbill.jpg| Ocyceros gingalensis Sri Lanka grey hornbill Sri Lanka.
Grey hornbill on tree.jpg Ocyceros birostris Indian grey hornbill India


"ITIS Report: Ocyceros". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
Kinnaird, Margaret F.; O'Brien, Timothy G. (2007). The Ecology and Conservation of Asian Hornbills: Farmers of the Forest. Chicago, IL, US: University of Chicago Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-226-43712-5.
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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