(syn. Pseudonigrita Ϯ Black-capped Social Weaver P. cabanisi) Dim. after Windsor Thomas White (1866-1958) US ornithologist, Trustee of Cleveland Mus.; "Whitellus, gen. nov.1  ... Type.- Nigrita cabanisi Fischer and Reichenow.  Remarks.- The type of this new genus differs so much from the type of Pseudonigrita, Pseudonigrita arnaudi (Bonaparte), that its removal to a genus of its own seems desirable, as already suggested by at least one recent author, Frederick J. Jackson. No other species seem to be congeneric. This new genus is very appropriately dedicated to Mr. Windsor T. White, who was the organizer and leader of the White-Fuller Expedition to East Africa in 1930, during which the specimens recorded in the present contribution were collected. He is one of the trustees of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  ...  1 Named in honor of Mr. Windsor T. White, of Cleveland, Ohio, the leader of the White-Fuller Expedition" (Oberholser 1945).

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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).