(syn. Euplectes Ϯ Yellow-mantled Widowbird E. macroura) Genus Penthetria Cabanis, 1847, widowbird; Gr. οψις opsis  appearance; "7. PENTHETRIOPSIS.  ...  1. Penthetriopsis macrura.  Moineau du Royaume de Juda, Daubent. Pl. Enl. iv. pl. 183. fig. 1.  Père noire à longue queue, Montb. Hist. Nat. Ois. iii. p. 487 (1775).  Loxia moineau, P. L. S. Müll. Syst. Nat., Anhang, p. 150 (1776); Cass. Proc. Philad. Acad. 1864, p. 252.  Long-tailed Grosbeak, Lath. Gen. Syn. ii. pt. i. p. 114 (1783).  Loxia macroura, Gen.[sic] Syst. Nat. i. p. 485 (1788).  ...  2. Penthetriopsis macrocerca.  Yellow-shouldered Oriole, Brown, Ill. Zool.  pl. xi. p. 22 (1776).  Fringilla macrocerca, Licht. Verz. Doubl. p. 24 (1823).  ...  3. Penthetriopsis soror.  Penthetria soror, Reichen. J. f. O. 1887, p. 70." (Sharpe 1890); "Penthetriopsis Sharpe, 1890, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 13, p. 220. Type, by subsequent designation (Shelley, 1896, Birds Africa, 1, p. 23), Loxia macroura Gmelin." (Moreau in Peters 1962, XV, 64).  Var. Penthethriopsis.

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