(syn. Alcedo Ϯ Blue-eared Kingfisher A. meninting) Genus Alcedo Linnaeus, 1758, kingfisher; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs  resembling; "Subgenus: Alcedoides nov. subgen.  Typus: Alcedo meninting meninting Horsf." (Laubmann 1924).  Var. Alcedinoides.

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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 10 December 2018).