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Helmeted Hornbill

Dutch: Helmneushoornvogel
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Rhinoplax
Species: Rhinoplax vigil


50 mm
Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) skull, side view
Helmeted Hornbill skull
Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) skull, top view
Helmeted Hornbill skull, top view
Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) skull, bottom view
Helmeted Hornbill skull, bottom view

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

This is the only hornbill species with a solid cast, known as "hornbill ivory" It can be carved as native craftwork, like the specimen of the extra photograph. The hornbill ivory trade is prohibited by Cites.

Length: 200 mm
Length cranium: 55 mm
Width (cranium): 57 mm
Height (cranium): 54 mm
Length bill: 145 mm
Skull ratio: (Length / Length bill) 1.38

Extra image:

Top: Skull without bill sheet Bottom: Carved skull, native craftwork

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