(syn. Vanellus Ϯ Wattled Lapwing V. senegallus lateralis) L. Afer, Afra  African  < Africa  Africa; Mod. L. ibyx  lapwing  < Gr. ιβυξ ibux, ιβυκος ibukos  unknown noisy bird; "Upon examining the African birds I find they differ at sight in their longer metatarsi and their weaker feet.  ...  I would restrict Lobibyx to the Australian species and would introduce AFRIBYX for the African species with A. lateralis Smith (= Vanellus lateralis Smith) as type." (Mathews 1913) (see Rogibyx).

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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 18 December 2018).