(syn. Dinopium Ϯ Olive-backed Woodpecker D. rafflesii) Gr. γαυρος gauros  splendid, haughty, proud; genus Picoides de Lacépède, 1799, woodpecker; "[tableau] *GAUROPICOIDES. Rafflesii . . .ΓAYPOΣ, gauros, fier, superbe." (Malherbe 1861); "Gauropicoides Malherbe, Monogr. Picidées 1, 1861, intr., p. liii. Type, by monotypy, [Picus] rafflesii Vigors." (Peters 1948, VI, 143). This name may be a lapsus for Chloropicoides Malherbe, 1849.

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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 23 January 2019).