(syn. Erythropitta Ϯ Blue-banded Pitta E. arquata) L. monile, monilis  necklace; genus Pitta Vieillot, 1816, pitta; "[subgenus] Monilipitta.  b". Bright blue pectoral scolloped band . . .21. P. arcuata.  ...  PITTA ARCUATA. NECKLACED PITTA.  ...  Forehead, lores, and throat reddish buff; crown, nape, and breast rich rusty red; over (but posteriorly to) the eye a lovely stripe of blue, as in P. granatina; a broken tooth-like bar of the same beautiful hue across the breast, separating the rich rusty red of the chest from the deep scarlet of the abdomen" (Elliot 1893).

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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 13 December 2018).