Sycobrotus

(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Dark-backed Weaver P. bicolor) Gr. συκον sukon  fig  < συκεα sukea  fig-tree; βρωτος brōtos  eater  < βιβρωσκω bibrōskō  to eat; "Gen. SYCOBROTUS. ***) Horden-Webervogel.  Symplectes Sws. 1837 nec Meig. -- Eupodes Jard. Selb. 1837 nec Latr.  889.1. S. bicolor Nob. -- Ploceus bicolor Vieill. Enc. méth. pag. 698. -- Fringilla gregalis Licht. Doubl. p. 23. No. 234. -- Ploceus chrysogaster Vig. Proc. Zool. Soc. 1831. p. 92. -- Symplectes chrysomus Sws. B. W. Afr. I. p. 170. -- id. Nat. Hist. B. II. p. 279. -- Eupodes xanthosomus Jard. Selb. Jll. Orn. N. Ser. tab. 10.  Sycobius bicolor Gray Gen. B. N. 7, et S. gegralis [sic] No. 8.  Hyphantornis chrysogaster Gray Gen. B. No. 22.   ...   *)Von συκον, Feige und βιβρωσκω, fressen." (Cabanis 1853); "Sycobrotus Cabanis, 1851, Mus. Heine, 1, p. 182. Type, by original designation, Sycobrotus bicolor Heine = Ploceus bicolor Vieillot." (Moreau in Peters 1962, XV, 33).

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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 21 January 2019).