(syn. Vanellus Ϯ Black-headed Lapwing V. tectus) L. Afer, Afra  African  < Africa  Africa; genus Vanellus Brisson, 1760, lapwing; "Subgenus Afrovanellus, New Taxon - Plumed lapwings (type: tectus)" (Livezey 2010).

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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 22 January 2019).