(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).