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● (syn. Bubalornis Ϯ White-billed Buffalo Weaver B. albirostris) L. textor, textoris  weaver  < texere  to weave; "TISSERIN ALECTO.  TEXTOR ALECTO. TEMM." (Temminck 1828) (see ● below).
● (syn. Ploceus Ϯ Village Weaver P. cucullatus) Specific name Oriolus textor Latham 1790 (= syn. Ploceus cucullatus); "-Oriolus textor, Ib. [Latham] sp. 22, est du genre Tisserin (Textor)" (Temminck 1825); "The generic name Textor Temminck is usually cited from this author's "Nouveau Recueil Planches Coloriées," III, livraison 75, January 5, 1828, wrapper, and texte p. [1] to pl. 446, and its type commonly considered by monotypy to be Textor alecto Temminck, sp. nov., which equals Coccothraustes albirostris Vieillot. Temminck had, however, previously used (Nouv. Rec. Planch. Col., II, livr. 54, February 12, 1825, p.[2] to texte of genus Oriolus Linn. [in text]) this generic name for Oriolus textor Gmelin (= Oriolus cucullatus Müller = Hyphantornis cucullatus Auct.) in the following manner: "Oriolus textor, Ib. sp. 22 [Latham, Index Ornith., I, 1790, p. 180], est du genre Tisserin (Textor)." As Oriolus cucullatus Müller is the only species mentioned in this connection, it is thereby made the type by monotypy of the generic designation Textor, which must therefore be transferred to the group now called Hyphantornis. The earliest usable name for the genus heretofore known as Textor is Alecto Lesson (Traité d'Ornith., about March 1, 1831, p. 433), type by monotypy, Textor alecto Temminck = Coccothraustes albirostris Vieillot." (Oberholser 1921).


L. textor, textoris  weaver  < texere  to weave.
● ex “Troupiale du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pll. 375, 376, “Cap-more” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Weever-Oriole” of Latham 1782 (syn. Ploceus cucullatus).