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(Ptilonorhynchidae; Ϯ Green Catbird A. crassirostris) Gr. αιλουρος ailouros  cat; αοιδος aoidos or ωδος ōdos  singer  < αειδω aeidō  to sing; "Von Ptilorhynchus wird generisch zu trennen sein, nicht nur durch die, gerade zu dem Gattungsnamen widersprechende, fehlende Befiederung der Nasenlöcher, sondern auch durch mannigfache Abweichungen, z. B. in den Färbungsgesetzen und sicher in der Lebensweise:  Gen. Ailuroedus nov. gen. Katzenpirol. --  (Von αιλουρος, Katze und ωδος, Sänger.)   A. Smithi. -- Ptilonorhynchus Smithii Vig. Horsf. Gould." (Cabanis 1853); "Cat-Bird of the Colonists of New South Wales  ...  In comparing it to the nightly concerts of the domestic cat, I conceive that I am conveying to my readers a more perfect idea of the note of this species than could be given by pages of description. This concert, is performed either by a pair or several individuals, and nothing more is required than for the hearer to shut his eyes to the surrounding foliage to fancy himself surrounded by London grimalkins of house-top celebrity." (Gould 1865); "Ailuroedus Cabanis, 1851, Mus. Hein., 1, p. 213, note. Type, by monotypy, Ptilonorhynchus Smithii Vigors and Horsfield = Lanius crassirostris Paykull." (Mayr in Peters 1962, XV, 172).
Var. Aeluraedus, Aeluroedus.
Synon. Buccokitta, Chlorokitta, Kitta.