(Pellorneidae; Ϯ Rufous-crowned Babbler M. magnum) Gr. μαλακος malakos  soft; πτερον pteron  feather; "Genus MALACOPTERON, n.g.   ...  This genus is allied to Microtarsus in some particulars and to Brachipus in others: it agrees with both in the soft and downy nature of the tail coverts.   MALACOPTERON MAGNUM.  ...  Native name, Burong Map.    MALACOPTERON CINEREUS.  ...  Native name, Merfa." (Eyton 1839).
Var. Malacopterum, Melanopteron.
Synon. Horizillas, Malacornis, Ophrydornis, Setaria.

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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 16 December 2018).