(syn. Merops Ϯ Boehm's Bee-eater M. boehmi) Gr. μικρος mikros  little; μεροψ merops  bee-eater; "Micromerops gen. nov., type Merops boehmi Reichenow, characterised by its smaller size and more rounded wing" (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 www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).