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African Openbill

Anastomus lamelligerus Temminck, 1823

The African Openbill is a species of stork from the family Ciconiidae. It is widely distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa and western regions of Madagascar. This species is considered common to locally abundant across its range, although it has a patchy distribution. Some experts consider there to be two sub-species, A. l. lamelligerus distributed on the main continent and A. l. madagascariensis living on the island of Madagascar. Scientists make the difference between the two sub-species due to the more pronounced longitudinal ridges on the bills of adult A. l. madagascariensis.The Asian Openbill distributed in Asia is the African Openbill’s closest relative. The two species share the same notably large bill of a peculiar shape that gives them their name. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ciconiidae
Genus:
   Anastomus
Scientific:
  Anastomus lamelligerus


Original description

Citation:
  Temminck, 1823

Reference:
  Pl.Col. pl.236

Protonym:
  Anastomus lamelligerus

Link:
  


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  0F14ECE44F616F74

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0F14ECE4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0F14ECE4


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174903

Geographic range:

  • Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus: Africa south of the Sahara
  • Anastomus lamelligerus madagascariensis: Madagascar
English:
African Openbill
Catalan:
Bec de tenalla africà
Czech:
zejozob africký
Danish:
Afrikansk Gadenæb
German:
Glanzklaffschnabel
Spanish:
Picotenaza Africano
Spanish (Spain):
Picotenaza Africano
Finnish:
afrikanrakonokka
French:
Bec-ouvert africain
Croatian:
afrička roda
Hungarian:
afrikai tátogatógólya
Icelandic:
Gatstorkur
Italian:
Anastomo africano
Japanese (romaji):
kurosukihashikou
Japanese:
クロスキハシコウ
Lithuanian:
Afrikinis kiaurasnapis gandras
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Gaper
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Afrikagapenebb
Norwegian:
Afrikagapenebb
Polish:
kleszczak afrykański
Portuguese:
Bico-aberto
Russian:
Африканский аист-разиня
Slovak:
škározobec tmavý
Serbian:
Afrička šupljokljuna roda
Swedish:
afrikansk gapnäbbsstork
Ukrainian:
Лелека-молюскоїд африканський
Chinese:
非洲钳嘴鹳
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲鉗嘴鸛


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Openbill Stork ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Openbill Stork ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Openbill Stork ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Openbill Stork ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Bec-ouvert africain ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Bec-ouvert africain ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Open-billed Stork ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
African Open-billed Stork ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Open-bill Stork ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Open-bill Stork ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Open-billed Stork ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Anastomus lamelligerus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Anastomus lamelligerus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Anastomus lamelligerus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
African Openbill ( Anastomus lamelligerus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Anastomus lamelligerus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Anastomus lamelligerus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Kleinswartooievaar, Oopbekooievaar
Azerbaijani: Afrika leyləyi
Belarusian: Афрыканскі бусел-разявака
Bulgarian: Африкански цепкоклюн щъркел
Bengali: িঅচিকান ঱াভুকমিার
Bengali (transliteration): āphrikāna śāmukakhōla
Breton: Beg-digor Afrika
Catalan: Anàstom africà, Bec de tenalla africà
Czech: Zejozob africký
Welsh: Ciconia pig agored Affrica
Danish: Afrikansk Gabenæb, Afrikansk Gadenæb
German: Glanzklaffschnabel, Klaffschnabel, Mohrenklaffschnabel, Schwarzer (Afrikanischer) Klaffschnabel
Greek: Αφρικανικός ανοιχτόραμφος πελαργός
English: African Openbill, African Open-bill, African Openbill Stork, African Open-bill Stork, African Openbilled Stork, African Open-billed Stork, Openbill, Openbill Stork, Open-bill Stork, Openbilled Stork, Open-billed Stork
English, HBW: African Openbill
English (IOC): African Openbill
English (Kenya): African Open-billed Stork
English (United States): African Openbill
Esperanto: Afrika anastomo, Afrika malfermbekulo
Spanish: Cigüeña de Pico Abierto Africana, Picotenanza Africano, Picotenaza Africano
Spanish (Spain): Picotenaza Africano
Spanish (HBW): Picotenaza africano
Estonian: must-irvnokk
Finnish: Afrikanrakonokka
French: Bec-ouvert africain, Cigogne à bec ouvert africaine, Cigogne à bec ouvert d'Afrique
Frisian: Afrikaanske gapper
Irish: Gobleathan Afracach
Galician: Bicoaberto africano
Croatian: afrička roda
Hungarian: Afrikai tátogató gólya, afrikai tátogatógólya
Icelandic: Gatstorkur
Italian: Anastomo africano
Japanese (romaji): kurosukihashikou
Japanese: クロスキハシコウ
Kara-Kalpak: Африка аўзы ашық ләйлеги
Mongolian, Halh: азийн онгорхой хошуут өрөвтас
Kazakh: Африка ашықауыз құтаны
Kwangali: Etongorokofu
Kirghiz: Африка ачык ооз куназы
Scientific: Anastomus lamelligerus, Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus
Lithuanian: Afrikinis kiaurasnapis gandras
Latvian: Āfrikas spraugknābis
Malagasy: Famakiakora, Fipaikakora, Mijoha, Mojoa, Vorombemainty
Mongolian: азийн онгорхой хошуут өрөвтас
Dutch: Afrikaanse Gaper
Norwegian Nynorsk: Afrikagapenebb
Norwegian: Afrikagapenebb
Polish: kleszczak afrykanski, kleszczak afrykański
Portuguese: Bico-aberto
Portuguese (Portugal): cegonha-de-bico-aberto-africana
Rhaeto-Romance: Becavert african
Romanian: Barză cu cioc deschis africană
Russian: Аист-разиня африканский, Африканский аист-разиня, черный аист
Slovak: Bocian šupinkavý, škározobec tmavý
Slovenian: Afriški špranjekljun
Serbian: Afrička roda, Afrička roda otvorenog kljuna, Afrička šupljokljuna roda
Swedish: afrikansk gapnäbbsstork, Afrikansk gapnäbbstork
Swahili: Korongo Domo-wazi
Turkish: Açık gagalı leylek, Beyaz Açıkgaga, Kara açıkgaga
Tsonga: Mukyindlopfu
Ukrainian: Лелека-молюскоїд африканський
Chinese: 非洲钳嘴鹳
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲鉗嘴鸛
Zulu: isiQhophamnenke

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