(syn. Campethera Ϯ Little Green Woodpecker C. maculosa) Gr. δενδρον dendron  tree; -δρομος -dromos  -runner  < τρεχω trekhō  to run; "Dendromus, Sw.   Lateral ridge slight, very close to the culmen, which is perfectly straight.  Sides of the bill compressed.  Plumage olive.  Africa and India.   D. brachyrynchus. W. Af. ii.  punctatus, Wagler. sp. 37." (Swainson 1837); "Dendromus Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 307. Type, by subsequent designation, D. brachyrhynchus Swains. = Picus maculosus Valenciennes (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 54.)  Not Dendromus Swainson, 1829, Mammalia." (Peters 1948, VI, 116).

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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 15 December 2018).