(Petroicidae; Ϯ White-winged Robin P. sigillata) L. pene  almost; Shakespearean character Othello, Moorish (i.e. black) Governor of Cyprus (cf. genus Othello Reichenbach, 1850, black antshrike); "A black series, with sigillata De Vis as type, I separate as PENEOTHELLO gen. nov. These may not be closely related to the original Pœcilodryas at all. They show none of the distinctive colours of the preceding and have assumed a black coloration direct from the juvenile plumage  ...  It should be obvious to the thinking student that these should be separated from the Pœcilodryas series as represented in Iredaleornis, Pœcilodryas and Leucophantes" (Mathews 1920).
Synon. Labeothello.

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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 21 January 2019).