(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Giant Weaver P. grandis) Gr. ὑπερμεγεθης hupermegethēs immensely great  < ὑπερ huper  exceeding; μεγεθος megethos  greatness, bulk (see Pseudonigrita); "Hypermegethes Reichenow, 1903, Journ. f. Orn., 51, p. 149. Type, by original designation, P. grandis = Hyphantornis grandis G. R. Gray." (Moreau in Peters 1962, XV, 33).

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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 www.hbw.com on 20 January 2019).