(syn. Pitta Ϯ Ivory-breasted Pitta P. maxima) Gr. καλος kalos  beautiful; genus Pitta Vieillot, 1816, pitta; "d. Size large: upper surface black; breast white. (Calopitta.)  This is perhaps the finest and most brilliant form of the whole group; and, though allied to the next section [Pitta], must stand alone.   6. Pitta maxima" (P. Sclater 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 16 January 2019).