Erythronerpes

(syn. Dendropicos Ϯ Gold-mantled Woodpecker D. abyssinicus) Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; ἑρπης herpēs  creeper, creeping thing  < ἑρπω herpō  to crawl; "Anmerkung. Hieran schließen sich einige mehr oder minder roth und braun gefärbte Arten, welche die Gattung Venilia repräsentiren.   Erythronerpes:  820. Ch. Desmursii (Meropicus — MALHERBE Rev. 1849. 537.)   ...   *821. Ch. sanguineus LICHTENST. WAGL. sp. 97." (Reichenbach 1854); "Erythronerpes Reichenbach, Handb. spec. Orn., cont. xii, Oct. 1854, Scansoriae c Picinae, p. 356. Type, by subsequent designation, Picus abyssinicus Salt = Mesopicus desmursi Malherbe. (Hargitt, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 18, 1890, p. 293)" (Peters 1948, VI, 176).   Var. Erytheronerpes.

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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 www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).