Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
(Eulacestomidae; Ϯ Wattled Ploughbill E. nigropectus) Gr. ευλακα eulaka ploughshare; στομα stoma, στοματος stomatos mouth; "Eulacestoma, * n.g. Bill much shorter than head, much compressed: the depth twice the breadth and equal to the length of the culmen. Culmen moderately arched; gonys arched more strongly. Nostrils oval? exposed. Nasal and rictal bristles short and feeble, a large wattle depending from the rictus. Wing rather pointed, tip formed by primaries 3-6; first primary more than half the length of second, secondaries long. Tail of ten feathers, rounded. Legs robust. Anterior tarsal scute almost entire. 48. Eulacestoma nigropectus, n.s. ... head olive; lores black, broadly tipped with greenish-yellow; ear-coverts and face olive; wattle pinky brown (in life pink). ... * Eulake, ploughshare" (DeVis 1894). By some authors the Ploughbill was included with the whistlers Pachycephalidae, or with the shrike-tits Falcunculidae, but it appears to have no close living relatives.