(Paridae; Ϯ Southern Black Tit M. niger) Gr. μελας  melas, μελανος  melanos  black; genus Parus Linnaeus, 1758, tit; "489. Melaniparus, Bp. (Parus, p. Gr.)  3. P. niger, Vieill. (luctuosus, Licht.) Lev. Afr. t. 137. 1. ex Africa mer." (Bonaparte 1850).
Var. Melanoparus.
Synon. Aegithospiza, Pentheres.

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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 16 December 2018).