(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Chestnut Weaver P. rubiginosus trothae) Gr. ερημια erēmia  desert; Mod. L. plectes  weaver  < Gr. πλεκω plekō  to plait; "This is the Chestnut Weaver, for which I propose the new subgeneric name of EREMIPLECTES, genotype Cinnamopterix trothae Reichenow, which is to some extent a migrant in the dry districts it inhabits in Southwest Africa, and with a counterpart in rubiginosus in the dry areas of northern East Africa" (A. Roberts 1947) (Laurent Raty in litt.) (see Eremiphantes).

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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 12 December 2018).