(syn. Rimator Ϯ Indochinese Wren-babbler R. danjoui) Pierre Charles Edmond Jabouille (1875-1947) French colonial administrator in Indochina 1905-1932, and China 1932-1933, ornithologist, editor of L’Oiseau; "Jabouilleia, gen nov.  Intermediate between the Pomatorhinus of the tickelli group and Rimator. Differs from the first-mentioned genus in having the tail shorter than the wing and a very different bill, not so long, more compressed, with a higher ridge; nostrils are open and oval.  From Rimator, in which it was previously placed, the new genus differs in the much larger size, less Wren-like, with a longer tail, stronger and coarser bill and legs. Culmen ridge higher.   Type: Rimator danjoui Rob. & Kloss. ('Ibis,' 1919, p. 578, no. 133).   ...   Named in honor of my friend and associate-ornithologist, M. P. Jabouille." (Delacour 1927). This bird was formerly known as the Short-tailed Scimitar-babbler.

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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 www.hbw.com on 21 January 2019).