(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).