(syn. Veniliornis Ϯ Little Woodpecker V. passerinus olivinus) Gr. ελαια elaia  olive; Late Gr. πικος pikos  woodpecker  < L. picus  woodpecker; "b. Eleopicus, Bp.  —161. olivinus, Natter.  —162. adspersus, Natter.  —163. nigriceps, Orb.  —164. affinis, Sw.  —165. passerinus, L.  —166. tephrodops, Wagl. (striolatus, Less. – senegalensis Gm. exclus. patria.)  —167. murinus, Natter." (Bonaparte 1854); "Eleopicus Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, 1854, p. 125. (Consp. Vol. Zygodact., p. 10, no. 21 b.) Type, by subsequent designation, Picus olivinus Natterer. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 92.)" (Peters 1948, VI, 170).

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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 11 December 2018).