(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Brown-capped Weaver P. insignis) Gr. φορμος phormos  wicker basket  < φερω pherō  to carry; Mod. L. plectes  weaver  < Gr. πλεκω plekō  to plait (see Pseudonigrita); "Phormoplectes Reichenow, 1903, Journ. f. Orn., 51, p. 149. Type, by original designation, Sycobrotus insignis Sharpe." (Moreau in Peters 1962, XV, 33).

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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 13 December 2018).