(syn. Euplectes Ϯ Southern Red Bishop E. orix) Gr. πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire; μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; "18. Pyromelana, Nob.  (typ. Loxia oryx, L.)     Afr." (Bonaparte 1832).   Var. Pyromelaena.

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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 on 21 January 2019).