Gecinus

(syn. Picus Ϯ Green Woodpecker P. viridis) Gr. γη gē  earth, ground; κινεω kineō  to move (cf. γηινος gēinos  of earth); "Gecinus, für P. viridis, P. canus, P. olivaceus, P. campestris, P. dimidiatus, Picus melanochlorus. *  Erdspechte.   ...   * Die Characteristik der Gattung anderswo." (Boie 1831); "Erdhacker. Gecinus *), Boje.   ...   *) Γηκινος, einer der die Erde bewegt." (Brehm 1831); "Gecinus Boie, Isis von Oken, 1831, col. 542. Type, by subsequent designation, G. viridis (L.) = Picus viridis Linné. (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 55.)" (Peters 1948, VI, 130).   Var. Geginus.

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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 www.hbw.com on 12 December 2018).