(syn. Campethera Ϯ Golden-tailed Woodpecker C. abingoni) Gr. χρυσος khrusos  gold; πτιλον ptilon  feather (cf. genus Chrysoptilus Swainson, 1832, woodpecker); Late Gr. πικος pikos  woodpecker; "6. P. (Chrysoptilopicus) SMITHII. — Masc.   ...   auchenio, tergo virescentibus, albo-olivaceo maculatis, gutture, pectore nigris, albo-flavo maculatis, cauda nigro-olivaceo, fusco flavescente transversim maculata." (Malherbe 1845); "Chrysoptilopicus Malherbe, Rev. Zool., 1845, p. 403. Type, by monotypy, Picus (Chrysoptilopicus) smithii Malherbe." (Peters 1948, VI, 116); "82. Campethera abingoni  ...  In the past, type locality of species erroneously listed as Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal; with rectification, hitherto accepted name smithii becomes junior synonym of nominate." (del Hoyo & Collar 2014, 658).

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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 21 January 2019).