Parrotbills (Paradoxornithidae)

Great Parrotbill (Conostoma aemodium) - HBW 12, p. 309

French: Grande Panure German: Riesenpapageimeise Spanish: Picoloro Grande

Taxonomy: Conostama [sic] Œmodius [sic] Hodgson, 1841, northern Nepal.
Original description included two different spellings of genus name (Conostoma, Conostama) and three of species name (aemodius, oemodius, omodius); both elements of current name determined by ICZN Principle of First Reviser. Genus name has been claimed to be preoccupied by the name of an insect genus, with replacement name Enendrozdovoma proposed; however, several significant uncertainties surround this claim, and so long-established and almost universally used current name should be retained until satisfactorily proven otherwise. Monotypic.

Distribution: Himalayas from N India (E Uttaranchal Pradesh) E to E Bhutan, and locally in adjacent areas of S Xizang (S China); also, disjunctly (on basis of present knowledge), in C China (SW Shaanxi and S Gansu S to Sichuan and NW Yunnan) and E part of N Myanmar.