(syn. Colaptes Ϯ Spot-breasted Woodpecker C. punctigula) Gr. χρυσος khrusos  gold; πτιλον ptilon  feather; "Bill rather depressed, angles of the upper mandible unequal; two exterior toes of equal length. } CHRYSOPTILUS, Sw.  ... the golden-coloured shafts of the typical Chrysoptili" (Swainson 1832); "Chrysoptilus, Sw.  Lateral ridge slight, very close to the culmen. which is somewhat curved. Versatile toe as long as the anterior.  Tropical America.   C. Cayennensis. P. Enl. 613.   Campestris. Spix, pl. 46.   guttatus. Sp. i. pl. 53. f. 1." (Swainson 1837); "Chrysoptilus Swainson, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Am., 2, 1831 (1832), p. 300. Diagnosis only; species added, Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 308. Type, by subsequent designation, C. cayanensis (Gm.) Swains., pl. enl. 613 = Picus punctigula Boddaert. (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 54.)" (Peters 1948, VI, 105).   Var. Crisoptilus.

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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 14 December 2018).