(syn. Philemon Ϯ New Caledonian Friarbird P. diemenensis) Gr. αλφα alpha  first, primitive; genus Philemon Vieillot, 1816, friarbird; "Alphaphilemon, gen. nov., differs from Philemon in not having any of the head denuded of feathers and in having longer and heavier bill and legs.  Type, Tropidorhynchus diemenensis Lesson, 1831." (Mathews 1925).

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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 11 December 2018).