(syn. Aviceda Ϯ Pacific Baza A. subcristata) Gr. λεπις lepis, λεπιδος lepidos  scale, flake  < λεπω lepō  to peel; γενυς genus, γενυος genuos  jaw, cheek, chin; "LEPIDOGENYS SUBCRISTATUS.  ...  This bird would belong to M. Lesson's genus Lophotes; but that term having been previously employed, I have been induced to adopt the generic title proposed by Mr. J. E. Gray in its stead. The form is somewhat allied to Pernis." (Gould 1838).

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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 17 December 2018).