(syn. Clanga Ϯ Greater Spotted Eagle C. clanga) Genus Aquila Brisson, 1760, eagle; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs  resembling; "Aquiloides, gen. nov.  Type species. - Aquila clanga Pallas, 1811.  ... The name Aquiloides is derived from the Latin aquila, meaning eagle, and the Greek ειδος, meaning form or likeness, in deference to these birds' Aquila-like appearance and behaviour. Following on from Aquila and in accordance with Art. of the Code (ICZN 1999), the gender of the new name is designated to be feminine" (Wells & Inskipp 2012).

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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 19 January 2019).