(Alaudidae; Ϯ Rudd's Lark H. ruddi) Gr. ἑτερος heteros  different, another; genus Mirafra Horsfield, 1821, bush lark (see Heteronyx); "Mr. CLAUDE H. B. GRANT said that Mr. TOM IREDALE had kindly drawn his attention to the fact that the name Heteronyx which he proposed for a genus of African Larks in the Bull. B.O.C. xxi. p. 111 (1908), was preoccupied in insects. He therefore proposed to rename it Heteromirafra, and the species must in future stand as Heteromirafra ruddi (Grant)." (Grant 1913).
Synon. Heteronyx.

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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 15 December 2018).