(syn. Podilymbus Ϯ Pied-billed Grebe P. podiceps) Gr. συλλαβη sullabē  girdle, belt  < συλλαμβανω sullambanō  to bring together; κυκλος kuklos  ring, circle; "Il genere 253. Podiceps può suddividersi in due sottogeneri già indicati nella mia Synopsis degli Uccelli Americani e sono:  1. Podiceps, Nob.  2. Sylbeocyclus, Nob. (typ. Pod. carolinensis.)" (Bonaparte 1832).  Var. Silbeocyclus, Sylbeocinclus.

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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 10 December 2018).