(syn. Trochalopteron Ϯ Nilgiri Laughingthrush T. cachinnans) L. mons, montis  mountain; Mod. L. cinclus  thrush  < Gr. κιγκλος kinklos  small unidentified waterside bird; "Montecincla genus novum.  ... Type species: C. [= Crateropus] cachinnaus [sic] Jerdon, 1839  ... We chose this appropriate moniker because the genus is confined to the higher mountains of the Western Ghats" (Robin et al. 2017).

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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 on 16 January 2019).