(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).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 January 2019).