TURDINUS

(Pellorneidae; Ϯ Large Wren-babbler T. macrodactylus) Mod. L. turdinus  thrush-like  < L. turdus  thrush; "Next to it [Macronous], I had arranged a bird which has recently been described by Mr Strickland by the name Malacopteron macrodactylum (Ann. and Mag. Nat. Hist. 1844, p. 417), but I still consider it to merit separation, from the general robustness of its conformation, and the great strength of the tarse and of the middle and hind toes. The bill closely resembles that of Macronous. I designate it Turdinus, Nobis. Form somewhat Meruline, thick-set, with large strong legs and toes, and rounded wings and tail" (Blyth 1844).
Synon. Cacopitta, Curzonia, Gypsophila, Hadropezus.
● ► Turdinulus

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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 11 December 2018).