(syn. Anthus Ϯ Short-tailed Pipit A. brachyurus) L. Afer, Afra   African  < Africa  Africa; genus Anthus Bechstein, 1805, pipit; "The second I would place in another new genus, AFRANTHUS, type A. brachyurus Sundevall, characterised by having the tail shorter than in any other Pipit, only about two-thirds of the length of the wing; colour rather darker above than Caffranthus, and the underparts slightly streaked on the chest." (A. Roberts 1922) (see Caffranthus).

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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).