(syn. Dryocopus Ϯ Black Woodpecker D. martius) Gr. δρυοτομος druotomos  wood-cutter  < δρυς drus, δρυος druos  tree; τεμνω temnō  to cut; "2. Sub-typical group.   Dryotomus, Sw.  Typical Species. Picus martius, L.   ...   Sub-genus Dryotomus*, SWAINS.   ...   *Δρυοτομος, qui quercus vel arbores secat." (Swainson 1831).

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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 13 December 2018).