Neornis Blyth, J. A. S. B., xiv, p 590 (1843). Type, N. flavolivaceus Blyth.
The genus Neornis, as restricted by Oates, contains but one species, closely resembling Horornis in structure but nearer Acanthopneuste in coloration. From the latter it may be distinguished by its tail of only ten tail-feathers and from the former by the supplementary hairs which overhang the nostrils.