Calyptomena Baffles, Trans. Linn. Soc. xiii, p. 295 (1822).
Type, Calyptomena viridis Baffles.
In this genus the bill is smaller than in any other species of the Eurylaimidae, the culmen is rather high; the nostrils are situated at the base of the bill and these and the greater part of the bill itself are concealed by the feathers of the lores which are lengthened and directed forwards; there are no rictal bristles; the tail is short and almost square; the tarsi are distinctly scutellated in front; the sexes are not alike.