(Ploceidae; Ϯ Red Fody F. madagascariensis) Malagasy names Foudi, Fodi or Fody for the Red Fody. Reichenbach's 1850, plate LXXIX, labelled Passerinae: Pyrrhulinae genuinae, includes a variety of thick-billed finches and other birds, and shows Foudia next to Cardinalis. "*951. Foudia, Reichenb. 1850. (Ploceus, p. Gr.)   Africa.   4.    1. LOXIA madagascariensis, L. (Cardinalis madagascariensis, Briss. - Euplectes rubra, Sw. - Ploceus ruber? Blyth. - Pl. madagascariensis et ruber, Gr.) Pl. enl. 134. 2. - Vieill. Ois. Chant. t. 53.  ex Ins. Maur. Madagascar.  ...  2. FRINGILLA erythrocephala et Emberiza rubra, Gm. (Ploceus erythrocephalus, Sw.-Pl. martineti! Gr.-Hyphantornis erythrocephalus, Blyth.) Pl. enl. 665. 1. mas. 2 faem. - Brown, Ill. Zool., t. 28. 2. - Vieill. Ois. Chant. t. 28. ex Ins. Mauritius ...  *3. F. eminentissimus, Bp. Mus. Paris. ex Afr. or. Zanzibar.  ...   4. PLOCEUS erythrops, Hartl. Rev. Zool. 1848. p. 109. ex Ins. S.ti Thomae. Afr. occ." (Bonaparte 1850); "Foudia Reichenbach, 1850, Av. Syst. Nat., pl. 79. Type, by subsequent designation (Gray, 1855, Gen. Subgen. Birds, p. 70), Loxia madagascariensis Linnaeus." (Moreau in Peters 1962, XV, 62).
Synon. Calyphantria, Nesacanthis, Neshyphantes.

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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 24 May 2019).