The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition
Princeton University Press
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Ptilinopus is treated as masculine (see Zoonomen) and so this epithet must be formed as melanospilus and not melanospila
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