(syn. Indicator Ϯ Scaly-throated Honeyguide I. variegatus) Gr. μελι meli, μελιτος melitos  honey; ποδαγος podagos  guiding  < ποδηγεω podēgeō  to guide; "In Indicator variegatus Lesson the nostrils are very similar to those of Melignothes, but it differs otherwise in having the mandible less swollen and in size equals the Greater Honeyguide; I would therefore separate it as well, under the new generic name of MELIPODAGUS, type I. variegatus Lesson." (A. Roberts 1922).

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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 23 January 2019).