(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).

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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 on 16 December 2018).