(syn. Turdoides Ϯ Bare-cheeked Babbler T. gymnogenys) Gr. αηθης aēthēs strange < negative prefix α- a- ; ηθος ēthos custom, character; κιχλη kikhlē thrush; "198. AETHOCICHLA GYMNOGENYS.* Bare-faced Babbling-Thrush. ... * Although described as a Crateropus, it seems to me advisable to institute a distinct genus for this bird on account of its naked face, a most prominent character." (Sharpe 1876); "Aethocichla Sharpe, 1876, in Layard, Birds South Africa, new ed., pt. 3, p. 215. Type, by monotypy, Crateropus gymnogenys Hartlaub." (Deignan in Peters 1964, X, 332).