(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).