(syn. Merops Ϯ Black-headed Bee-eater M. breweri) Gr. αρχι- arkhi-  first, chief  < αρχων arkhōn, αρχοντος arkhontos  king, chief  < αρχω arkhō  to rule; μεροψ merops  bee-eater; "Meropidae.  Neu ist Merops Breweri Cass. Proc. Acad. N. Soc. Philad. p. 14.  Vom Ogobaifluss.  Eine der zahlreichen Entdeckungen Du Chaillu's.  Typus unserer Gattung Archimerops" (Hartlaub 1860).

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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 18 December 2018).