(Petroicidae; Ϯ Southern Scrub-robin D. brunneopygia) Gr. δρυμωδης drumōdēs  woody  < δρυμος drumos  copse, wood; ειδος eidos  nature, state  < ειδω eidō  to perceive (cf. δρυμονιος drumonios  haunting the woods); "An entirely new form, belonging to the family Saxicolinæ, and nearly allied to Petroïca, I propose to make the type of a new genus Drymodes, signifying a lover of woodland places:—   Genus DRYMODES.  Characteres generici.—Rostrum rectum, ad latera apicem versus paulo compressum, fere longitudine capitis, apice leviter denticulato, basi vibrissis parce instructa.  Alæ mediocres, rotundatæ, remigum primo brevissimo, quinto longissimo.  Cauda mediocriter elongata, paulo rotundata.  Tarsi longi, graciles, antice superficie integra.  Digiti mediocres, externus horum quam internus paulo longior, posticus cum ungue quam digitus intermedius cum ungue brevior.   DRYMODES BRUNNEOPYGIA.   ...   Hab. Belts of the Murray in South Australia.   This bird, although of a large size and so sombre in colouring, is nearly allied to Petroïca.” (Gould 1841); "Drymodes Gould, 1840, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, p. 170. Type, by monotypy, Drymodes brunneopygia Gould." (Ripley in Peters 1964, X, 28).
Var. Drymaoedus, Drymos,  Drymoedus  ("Drymoedus, lapsu: "Drymodes" Gould *) Z. Pr. 1840, 170  ...  *) Drymodes, gr. Δρυμωδης, significat; silvosus, s. terra silvis plena. - Sensus vero nominis est δρυμωδος, silvæ cantor: Drymodus vel drymoedus scribendum.  Analoga sunt: tragoedus, comoedia; - parodia, prosodia etc." (Sundevall 1872)). 
Synon. Drymodina, Hylodes.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 15 December 2018).