(syn. Dendrocopos Ϯ Okinawa Woodpecker D. noguchii) Gr. σαφης saphēs, σαφεος sapheos  distinct; πιπω pipō  woodpecker; "Wing very long and pointed; tail only equal to the second primary and falling short of the longest by about an inch.   ...   SAPHEOPIPO.  Type S. noguchii." (Hargitt 1890). The Okinawa Woodpecker is a critically endangered species confined to a few protected sites on the island of Okinawa, Japan.

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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).