(Picidae; Ϯ Pileated Woodpecker H. pileatus) Gr. ὑλοτομος hulotomos wood-cutter  < ὑλη hulē  woodland; τεμνω temnō   to cut; "HYLATOMUS, Baird   ...  This genus is very similar to Campephilus, but differs chiefly in the less development of the outer hind toe   ...   The bill is shorter   ...   HYLATOMUS PILEATUS, Baird.  Black Wood Cock; Log Cock" (Baird 1858); "Hylatomus Baird, Rept. Expl. & Surv. R. R. Pacific, 9, 1858, p. xxviii, 107. Type, by monotypy, Picus pileatus Linné." (Peters 1948, VI, 150).
Var. Hylotomus.
Synon. Ceophloeus, Neophloeotomus, Phloeotomus.

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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).