(syn. Tribonyx Ϯ Black-tailed Native-hen T. ventralis) Gr. μικρος mikros  little; genus Tribonyx Dubus de Ghisignies, 1840, native-hen; "MICROTRIBONYX, gen. n.  Simile generi "Tribonyx" dicto, sed alis robustis, primariis quam cubitales longioribus, distinguendum.  Typus M. ventralis (Gould)" (Sharpe 1893).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 10 December 2018).