(syn. Podiceps Ϯ Great Grebe P. major) Portmanteau of genera Podiceps Latham, 1787, grebe, and Aechmophorus Coues, 1862, grebe; "The new generic name depicts distant similarities of the genus to Podiceps and Aechmophorus" (Bochenski 1994).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).