(syn. Acanthiza Ϯ Slaty-backed Thornbill A. robustirostris) Alexander William Milligan (1858-1921) Australian ornithologist, founder member of the RAOU 1901; "888. MILLIGANIA, gen. nov.  Differs from Acanthiza in its stouter bill and longer thinner legs and feet.  Type, Acanthiza robustirostris Milligan." (Mathews 1912).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 January 2019).