(syn. Sericornis Ϯ Grey-green Scrubwren S. arfakianus) Arfak Mts., New Guinea; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Microlestes Meyer, Zeitschr. ges. Ornith., Vol. I., p. 197, 1884, cannot be used on account of the prior introduction of the name by Schmidt-Goebel (Helfer's Samml., Vol. I., p. 41, 1846), Pleininger (in Wurtt. Jahr. Ber., 1847), and Brown (Index Pal., p. 725, 1848).  I therefore introduce ARFAKORNIS with Microlestes arfakianus Meyer as type." (Mathews 1913).

Search for more names on the Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology by James A. Jobling.
Recommended citation
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 22 January 2019).