(syn. Meliphaga Ϯ Lewin's Honeyeater M. lewinii) Dorothy Ebsworth White (1888-1959) daughter of Australian oologist Henry Luke White; "I would note that under the rules adopted by the American Ornithological Union the genus name Meliphaga Lewin, 1808, is invalidated by the prior Melophagus of Latreille in Sonnini's Buffon Ins., Vol. III., p. 466, 1802. I introduce - DOROTHINA nom. nov. Type Meliphaga lewini Swainson." (Mathews 1914).