Dupetor Heine & Reichen., Nomencl. Mus. Heine, p. 308 (1890).
Type by mon., Ardea flavicollis Lath.
The genus Dupetor differs from Ixobrychus in having a longer bill, this exceeding the middle toe and claw; the tarsus is shorter than the bill; the back of the neck is partially naked but less completely so than in Ixobrychus.
The genus is confined to the Oriental and Australian regions,, one species being found in India.