(syn. Euplectes Ϯ Jackson's Widowbird E. jacksoni) Gr. δρεπανον    drepanon  scythe, scimitar  < δρεπανη drepanē  sickle  < δρεπω drepō  to pluck; Mod. L. plectes  weaver  < Gr. πλεκω plekō  to plait; "DREPANOPLECTES, gen. n.  Generi Penthetria affine, sed rectricibus latioribus et versus apicem decurvatis distinguendum.   21. DREPANOPLECTES JACKSONI, sp. n.  (Plate V.)  Adult male. Entirely black above and below, the head crested and the hind neck with a large frill reaching to the mantle; the tail-feathers curved and with a ribbed appearance of transverse bars under certain lights" (Sharpe 1891); "Drepanoplectes Sharpe, 1891, Ibis, p. 246. Type, by monotypy, Drepanoplectes jacksoni Sharpe." (Moreau in Peters 1962, XV, 64).

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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 www.hbw.com on 15 December 2018).