(Alcedinidae; Ϯ Green-backed Kingfisher A. monachus) Gr. ακτις aktis, ακτινος aktinos  beam, brightness, splendour (cf. specific name Dacelo acteon Lesson, 1830 (= subsp. Halcyon leucocephala)); -οιδης-oidēs resembling; "Actenoides, Hombr. et Jacq. (Halcyon p. Gr.)  HALCYON ACTENOIDES, Gr. (Actenoides hombroni, Bp.) Voy. Pole Sud, Ois. t. 23. ex Oceania" (Bonaparte 1850) (cf. “Actenoïde variée” of Hombron & Jacquinot MS 1845).
Var. Aetenoides, Actenoide, Actinoides.
Synon. Astacophilus, Caridagrus, Dacelalcyon, Monachalcyon.

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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 20 January 2019).