(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Asian Golden Weaver P. hypoxanthus) Dim. < genus Ploceus Cuvier 1816, weaver; "696 ter. -- Ploceus hypoxanthus, Daud. ... This Weaver-bird has hitherto been classed with baya, manyar and bengalensis in the genus Ploceus. The very distinct coloration of the male in the breeding season; the fact that the nest is always supported from below and not suspended or even fastened to anything above the roof; the abnormal colour of the eggs, which in the other members of the genus (excepting perhaps philippensis) are white; the shorter and proportionably stouter bill; suffice, I think, to point out that hypoxanthus has little in common with baya and its neighbours. For the former, with which philippensis will probably range, I propose the genus Plocëella." (Oates in Hume 1873); "Ploceëlla [sic] Oates, 1873, in Hume, Nests Eggs Indian Birds, p. 443. Type, by original designation, Ploceus javanensis Lesson = Loxia hypoxantha Sparrman." (Greenway in Peters 1962, XV, 33).