Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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Motacilloides

(syn. Pericrocotus Ϯ Ashy Minivet P. divaricatus) Specific name Pericrocotus motacilloides Swinhoe, 1860 (= syn. Pericrocotus divaricatus); "Motacilloides, genus novum Campophagidarum  ....  [Tipome] Pericrocotus cinereus Lafresnaye, "Rev. Zool.", 1845, VIII, p. 94 (= P. modestus Strickl., P. Z. S., 1846, p. 102)" (Buturlin 1910).

motacilloides

Genus Motacilla Linnaeus, 1758, wagtail; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs resembling (e.g. from black and white plumage and long tail) (Herpsilochmus, syn. Leucocirca leucophrys, syn. Pericrocotus divaricatus).