(syn. Melanerpes Ϯ White Woodpecker M. candidus) Gr. λευκον leukon  white; ἑρπης herpēs  creeper, creeping thing  < ἑρπω herpō  to crawl; "Leuconerpes, Sw.   Bill as in Melanerpes.  The base wide, but the sides much compressed.  Lateral ridge placed half way between the culmen and the margin.  Wings long.  Versatile toe shorter than the anterior.  Tarsus shorter than either.    L. candidus. Zool. Ill. i. pl. 38." (Swainson 1837); "Leuconerpes Swainson, Classif, Bds., 2, 1837, p. 310. Type, by monotypy, L. candidus, Zool. Ill. pl. 38 = Picus candidus Otto." (Peters 1948, IV, 167).

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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 22 January 2019).