(syn. Stachyris Ϯ Chevron-breasted Babbler S. roberti) Gr. σφην sphēn, σφηνος sphēnos  wedge; κιχλη kikhlē  thrush; "SPHENOCICHLA, n.g.*   Bill longer than the head, conical, straight, and acute. Culmen, from region of the nostrils to the forehead, much compressed; from nostril to apex swollen and flattened. Nostrils protected by a scale-like cover and shaded by dense nareal tufts. Commissure almost straight. Lower mandible flat-sided; gonys broad, more flat than rounded, but slightly curved.   ...  *This may be the same genus as that named Heterorhynchus by Mandelli; but if so, that title cannot stand, having been previously employed by Lafresnaye.   ...   SPHENOCICHLA ROBERTI.   ...  This anomalous form has the structure of a Turdinus and the bill of a Stachyris" (Godwin-Austen & Walden 1875); "Sphenocichla Godwin-Austen and Walden, 1875, Ibis, p. 250. Type, by monotypy, Sphenocichla roberti Godwin-Austen and Walden." (Deignan in Peters 1964, X, 299).

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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 16 January 2019).