(syn. Colaptes Ϯ Chilean Flicker C. pitius) Portmanteau of specific name Picus pitius Molina, 1782; "42. PITUIPICUS, Bp.  —  236. chilensis, Less. (cuculinus, Licht.)" (Bonaparte 1854); "Pituipicus Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, 1854, p. 126. (Consp. Vol. Zygodact., p. 11). Type, by monotypy, Picus chilensis [Garnot and] Lesson = Picus pitius Molina." (Peters 1948, VI, 100).

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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 www.hbw.com on 9 December 2018).