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© 2013 The authors regret that the taxonomic recommendations listed in Table A1 contained three errors as follows. 1. Rhynchaceros Gloger, 1842 (type species: Buceros melanoleucus M. H. C. Lichtenstein auct. = Lophoceros alboterminatus Büttikofer) is a junior synonym of Lophoceros Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833 (type species: Buceros [Lophoceros] forskålii Hemprich & Ehrenberg = Buceros nasutus Linnaeus). Thus, the group of “whistling” species separated from African Tockus should take the name Lophoceros not Rhynchaceros (i.e. Lophoceros bradfieldi, Lophoceros alboterminatus, Lophoceros fasciatus, Lophoceros hemprichii, Lophoceros nasutus, Lophoceros camurus, Lophoceros pallidirostris).2. If Tockus hartlaubi is merged with Tropicranus, Tropicranus W. L. Sclater, 1922 (type species: Ortholophus cassini Finsch) becomes a junior synonym of Horizocerus Oberholser, 1899 (type species: Toccus hartlaubi Gould). Thus, Horizocerus has priority over Tropicranus for the pair of species we propose as congeners (i.e. Horizocerus hartlaubi and Horizocerus albocristatus).3. For the species we group within the genus Cranobrontes, the name Cranobrontes Riley, 1921, is a junior synonym of Rhabdotorrhinus A. B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1895. Thus, the four species become Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni, Rhabdotorrhinus leucocephalus, Rhabdotorrhinus exarhatus, and Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus.We thank Norbert Bahr for bringing these errors to our attention. The authors would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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