(Sturnidae; Ϯ Red-billed Starling S. sericeus) Gr. σποδιος spodios  ash-coloured  < σποδος spodos  ashes; ψαρ psar, ψαρος psaros  starling; "I regret to find that the name of "Poliopsar," which I proposed as a genus for the Indian and Chinese Starlings (Ibis, 1888, p. 476) is preoccupied by Cassin (Proc. Acad. Phil. 1867, p. 55). I propose therefore to change it to Spodiopsar" (Sharpe 1889).
Var. Opodiopsar.
Synon. Poliopsar.

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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).