Bill more slender than in the last genus, but otherwise similar. Head more or less crested; a wattle in front of the eye, large in the Indian species, and furnished with a descending lappet. Second quill longest, first nearly as long. Tarsus long, slender, with transverse shields in front; no hind toe.
The single Indian species has been unnecessarily separated as Lobipluvia from its African allies, S. tectus, &c, from which it only differs in having a shorter and less-pointed crest, and a larger and differently-shaped wattle.