(syn. ?Cisticola) Perhaps from unattested Gr. τιλτρια tiltria  plucker  < τιλλω tillō  to pluck (cf. Mniotilta). Reichenbach's 1850, plate LVIII, shows a warbler-like bird with a very short hind-toe, and full rounded tail with a dark sub-terminal band. Gray 1869, synonymises this genus with Potamodus (= Locustella), but the species illustrated is not the River Warbler L. fluviatilis.

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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 www.hbw.com on 13 December 2018).