(syn. Garrulax Ϯ Bare-headed Laughingthrush G. calvus) Gr. αλλοκοτος allokotos  strange, unusual  < αλλος allos  another; κοτος kotos  disposition; ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  face; "ALLOCOTOPS *, gen. n.  Genus simile generi "Melanocichla" dicto, sed pileo et genis nudis facile distinguendum. The type is   9. ALLOCOTOPS CALVUS, sp. n.   ...  Native name 'Rigo-rigo.'   ...   *αλλοκοτος, insuetusωψ, facies." (Sharpe 1888).

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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 21 January 2019).