(syn. Psilopogon Ϯ Great Barbet P. virens) Gr. μεγας megas, μεγαλη megalē  great, large; λαιμοα laimos throat; "69. Bucco should be changed, as it is employed in another place, to Megalaima (1842)" (G. Gray 1842); "Megalaima G. R. Gray, Appendix to List Gen. Bds., 1842, p. 12. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Bucco grandis Gmelin = Bucco virens Boddaert." (Peters 1948, VI, 31). This genus was formerly in widespread use, but must now give way to Psilopogon.   Var. Megalaema, Megalaimus, Megaloema, Megalayma, Magalaima, Magalaema.

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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 on 19 January 2019).