(syn. Vanellus Ϯ Yellow-wattled Lapwing V. malabaricus) Gr. ακανθα akantha  spine, thorn  < ακη akē  point; πτερον pteron  wing; "[Lot]25  [Genus]Acanthropterus  [Species]bilobus.   [Genus]Spurwing  [Species]Two-lobed.   [Specimens] {Stuffed. Presented by Mr. Brown" (Brookes 1828).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 18 January 2019).