from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A remarkable genus of South American oscine passerine birds, of the family Cotingidæ and subfamily Gymnoderinæ, including those fruit-crows which are known as umbrella-birds: so called from their singular crests.
- n. Same as Cephaloptera.
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- n. a genus of Cotingidae
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Emerson Tennent also mentions one that was brought to him taken between Ambepasse and Kornegalle, where they were said to be numerous; except in colour it had all the characteristics of _P. cephalopterus_.
In the ascent from Gampola to Adam's Peak, he speaks of the monkeys with beards like a man (_Presbytes ursinus_, or _P. cephalopterus_), and of the "fierce leech," which lurks in the trees and damp grass, and springs on the passers by.
Except in colour, it had all the characteristics of _Presbytes cephalopterus_.
Of the four species found in Ceylon, the most numerous in the island, and the one best known in Europe, is the Wanderoo of the low country, the _P. cephalopterus_ of Zimmerman. [
_Leucoprymnus cephalopterus, _ and subsequently by Mr.E. Bennett, under that of _Semnopithecus Nestor (Proc.
Singhalese species were, however, received in E.rope; but in the absence of information in this country as to their actual habitat, they were described, first by Zimmerman, on the continent, under the name of, _Leucoprymnus cephalopterus_, and subsequently by Mr.E. Bennett, under that of _Semnopithecus Nestor_ (_Proc.