(syn. Meliphaga Ϯ Yellow-spotted Honeyeater M. notata mixta) Dim. < genus Ptilotis Swainson, 1837, honeyeater; "PTILOTINA, gen. nov.  Differs from Meliphaga Lewin (Type, M. lewini Swainson) in its stouter bill and feet, though shorter wing and much shorter tail; from Microptilotis Mathews in its stouter, comparatively shorter bill though longer wing and stouter feet.  Type, Ptilotis analoga mixta Mathews." (Mathews 1913).

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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 on 12 December 2018).