(syn. Capito Ϯ Black-spotted Barbet C. niger) Gr. αβλας ablas  witless, stupid, uncomprehending  < intensive prefix α- a- ; βλαζω blazō  to be foolish; "[Tribus] POGONORHAMPHAE, rostro barbato  ...[Nationes] BUCCONIDES, rostro integerrimo;  [Genera]1. Ablas B. (Capito Vieill.)" (Billberg 1828).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 10 December 2018).