This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Dowsett, R. J.; Forbes-Watson, A. D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press, Li
Dendropicos goertae and D. spodocephalus (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously placed in the genus Mesopicos and lumped as M. goertae following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993). Prior to that they had been placed in Dendropicos and split as D. goertae and D. spodocephalus following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 2002. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 7: Jacamars to Woodpeckers. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Text account compilers
Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Mesopicos goertae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/05/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/05/2015.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Not Recognised|
|Species name author||(Statius M?ller, 1776)|