(syn. Ceyx Ϯ Southern Silvery Kingfisher C. argentatus) Gr. αργυρος arguros  silver  < αργος argos  shining, glistening; genus Ceyx de Lacépède, 1799, kingfisher; "The last group has a long, narrow black bill, but the coloration is quite peculiar. The head is black, with silvery-white spots at the sides, the dorsal tract shining silvery-white, the upper-surface otherwise black save a few silver spots on the wing-coverts. The under coloration is just as strange, the white throat being succeeded by a blue-black under-surface.  For this beautiful group I propose  Argyroceyx, gen. nov.,  the type being Ceyx argentata Tweeddale, while Ceyx flumenicola Steere seems only subspecifically distinct." (Mathews 1918).    Var. Argyronyx.

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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).