(syn. Sporophila Ϯ White-naped Seedeater S. fringilloides) Gr. δολος dolos  cunning, treachery (cf. δωλος dōlos  slave); σπιγγος spingos  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; “DOLOSPINGUS NUCHALIS, gen. et sp. nov.  Dolospingus, genus novum Fringillinarum; rostrum compressum, magnum, subdescendens, gonys ascendens; remiges tertius et quartus fere æquales et longissimi.  ...  In its general coloration and in the markings of its plumage it is not unlike the members of the genus Spermophila, and, were it not for its extraordinary bill, would seem to find its place most naturally in that genus. But the bill precludes such a disposition of this species; and indeed there is no genus known to me under which it may be classified; I have therefore proposed the term Dolospingus for this curious form.” (Elliot 1871); "Dolospingus Elliot, 1871, Ibis, p. 402. Type, by monotypy, Dolospingus nuchalis Elliot = Oryzoborus (?) fringilloides Pelzeln." (Paynter in Peters 1970, XIII, 152).

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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).