(syn. Merops Ϯ White-throated Bee-eater M. albicollis) Gr. αεροψ aerops bee-eater (cf. Gr. myth. Aerope, wife of Atreus of Mycenae, who committed adultery with her brother-in-law Thyestes: the resulting offspring were served up to him at a banquet); "b) Apiastrinae genuinae: durchaus reine typische Formen, gelbkehlig mit Halsband. 157. Aerops albicollis (VIEILL.)" (Reichenbach 1852); "Aerops Reichenbach, Handb. spec. Orn., Meropinae, 1852, p. 82. Type, by monotypy, Merops albicollis Vieillot." (Peters 1945, V, 233).