(syn. Mulleripicus Ϯ Great Slaty Woodpecker M. pulverulentus) Gr. αλοφος alophos  without a crest  < negative prefix α- a- ; λοφος lophos  crest; ἑρπης herpēs  creeping thing, creeper (probably a snake, but used in ornithology for woodpeckers and similar tree-climbing birds)  < ἑρπω herpō  to creep; "Hemilophus  ...   a.  Alophonerpes: ohne Spur von Schopf.    *889. H. Maclotii (Picus—WAGL. sp. 4.)   ...   890. H. Mülleri BP.?   ...   *891. H. fulvus (Picus—Q. GAIM. Astrol. ois. t. 17.)   ...   *892. H. Lichtensteinii (Picus—WAGL. sp. 31.)" (Reichenbach 1854); "Hemilophus a Alophonerpes Reichenbach, Handb. spec. Orn., cont. xii, Oct., 1854, Scansoriae c Picinae, p. 385. Type, by subsequent designation, [H. Maclotii "Wagl." Rchb.=] Picus pulverulentus Temminck (Hargitt, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 18, 1890, p. 494.)" (Peters 1948, VI, 149).

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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 23 January 2019).