(syn. Alcedo Ϯ Blyth's Kingfisher A. hercules) Gr. μεγας megas, μεγαλη megalē  great (see hercules); genus Alcedo Linnaeus, 1758, kingfisher; "Subgenus: Megalcedo nov. subgen.  Typus: Alcedo hercules Laubm." (Laubmann 1924).

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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 on 15 December 2018).