(syn. Piculus Ϯ Golden-olive Woodpecker P. rubiginosus) Gr. χλωρος khlōros  green; ἑρπης herpēs  creeper, creeping thing  < ἑρπω herpō  to crawl; "Chloronerpes, Sw.   Lateral ridge strong, well defined, and placed nearly half way between the culmen and the margin.  Culmen quite straight. Versatile toe shorter shorter [sic] than the anterior. (fig. 278.).  Neck slender.  Tropical America only.   C. rubiginosus. Z. I. i. pl. 14.   macrocephalus. Spix, 53. f. 2." (Swainson 1837); "Chloronerpes Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 307. Type, by subsequent designation, C. rubiginosus Swains. Zool. Ill., pl. 14 = Picus rubiginosus Swainson. (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 54.)" (Peters 1948, VI, 109).

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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 17 December 2018).