(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).