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Chrysopterus

(syn. Picus Ϯ Green Woodpecker P. viridis) Gr. χρυσοπτερος khrusopteros  golden-winged  < χρυσος khrusos  gold; πτερον pteron  wing; "The student must not look for the full development of this structure [wedge-tipped bill] in our common green woodpecker (Chrysopterus viridis Sw.), which belongs to a different genus; but he will find them in the greater and lesser spotted species" (Swainson 1836).

chrysopterus

Gr. χρυσοπτερος khrusopteros  golden-winged  < χρυσος khrusos  gold; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing.
● ex “Golden-winged Parrakeet” of Edwards 1760, and “Psittacus alis deauratis” of Brisson 1760 (Brotogeris).
● ex “Tordo negro cobijas amarillas” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 67 (syn. Chrysomus thilius petersii).