This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Psilopogon franklinii and P. auricularis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously placed in the genus Megalaima and lumped as M. franklinii following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Megalaima franklinii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016.