Dendronanthus Blyth, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., xiii. p. 116 (1844).
Type, Dendronanthus indicus Gmelin.
The genus Dendronanthus contains a single species of Wagtail, distinguished by having a tail different in shape to that of any other Wagtail. The central pair of feathers are shorter than the lateral ones and are also of a different colour. The sexes are alike.