(syn. Merops Ϯ Swallow-tailed Bee-eater M. hirundineus) Gr. δικρος dikros  forked; κερκος kerkos  tail; "Gen. DICROCERCUS *) Nob. — Gabelschwanz-Spint.   Melittophagus Rchb. 1852 & Bp. 1854 (nec Boie 1828).    395.1.  D. hirundinaceus Nob.   Guêpier tawa ou à queue fourchue Levaill. Prom. & Guêp. II. p. 35. t. 8. — Merops hirundinaceus Vieill. N. D. XIV. p. 21.  ...  Merops tawa Cuv. Règn. Anim. I. p. 442. — Merops chrysolaimus Jard. & Selby Ill. Orn. II. t. 99.  ...  Merops azuror Less. Trait. p. 239. 13.  ...  Merops furcatus Stanley Salt's Trav. App. p. 57. 18.    ...   *) Von δικροος (gabelförmig) und κερκος Schwanz)." (Cabanis & Heine 1860); "Dicrocercus Cabanis and Heine, Mus. Hein., Th. 2, 1859-60 (1860), p. 136. Type, by monotypy, Merops hirundinaceus Vieillot = Merops hirundineus Lichtenstein." (Peters 1945, V, 229).

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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 www.hbw.com on 16 January 2019).