(syn. Corythornis Ϯ White-bellied Kingfisher C. leucogaster) Dim. < genus Ispidina Kaup 1848, kingfisher; "Halcyon leucogaster Fraser was classed in Ispidina by Sharpe, but when Kaup (the splitter) introduced Ispidina he allowed that species to remain in Alcedo. It has a long, narrow red bill, the upper coloration as above, but is white below, with the sides of the body deep red. Here is a similar upper colour pattern above, combined with a different one below and a different bill structure, though the bill coloration is similar.  To fix this I propose Ispidella, gen. nov. with Halcyon leucogaster Fraser as type." (Mathews 1918).

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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 on 10 December 2018).