(syn. Smithornis Ϯ African Broadbill S. capensis) Gr. φρυνος phrunos  toad; ῥαμφος rhamphos  bill; "PHRYNORHAMPHUS, Kaup.  Smithornis, Ch. Bonap.  The bill very broad, half as high as broad, with sharp culmen" (Kaup 1852).   Var. Prynorhamphus.

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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).