(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Chestnut Weaver P. rubiginosus trothae) Gr. ερημια erēmia  desert; ὑφαντης huphantēs  weaver  < ὑφαινω huphainō  to weave; "Melanopteryx (EREMIPHANTES subgenus nov., genotype Ploceus trothae *Reichenow; also rubiginosus Rüppell)" (A. Roberts 1947) (Laurent Raty in litt.). Undoubtedly a lapsus for Eremiplectes.

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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 on 19 January 2019).