Dissemurus Gloger, Handb. Naturg., p. 347 (1842). Type, D. paradiseus Linn.
The genus Dissemurus differs from Bhringa in having the feathers of the forehead prolonged into a handsome crest, curling back over the crown and also m having the rackets of the long outer tail-feathers webbed broadly on the outer side but only very narrowly on the inner. Within our limits there is but one species, but this varies greatly in different parts, both in size and in quality of crest and tail, forming several well-marked geographical races or subspecies.