(syn. Apteryx Ϯ Little Spotted Kiwi A. owenii) From their shrill, whistling calls the unique kiwis are called Kiwi or Kiwikiwi by the Maoris of New Zealand; "Stictapteryx IREDALE & MATHEWS (type Apteryx owenii, Bull. Brit. Orn. Co., 46, p. 76, 1926) étant un nomen nudum je propose comme nom nouveau KIWI nov. gen.  type Apteryx owenii GOULD sur la base des différences ostéologiques" (Verheyen 1960) (OD per Björn Bergenholtz); "Kiwi Verheyen, 1960, Bull. Soc. Roy. Zool. Anvers, no. 15, p. 10. Type, by original designation, Apteryx owenii Gould." (Mayr in Peters 1979, 1, ed. 2, 10).

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Jobling, J. A. (2020). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2020). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 27 February 2020).