The history of the generic name Anthracoceros is reviewed. It is confirmed that the type species usually cited, Buceros malabaricus Gmelin, 1788, was not the first subsequently included nominal species. It is further shown that neither of the nominal species included in Anthracoceros by Bonaparte in 1854 can be considered as type candidates. This mistaken use of Anthracoceros aside, the type species of Anthracoceros is shown to be Buceros monoceros Shaw, 1811, by subsequent monotypy (Art. 69.3), and the correct citation given.

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Gregory, S. M. S. (2006). Systematic notes on Asian birds. 58. The correct type species of Anthracoceros Reichenbach, 1849.G. Zoologische Mededelingen, 80(4), 189–192.