(syn. Meliphaga Ϯ Lewin's Honeyeater M. lewinii) Gr. πτιλον ptilon  feather; -ωτις -ōtis  eared  < ους ous, ωτος ōtos  ear; "Ptilotis, Sw.   Bill short.  Lateral toes almost equal.  Tail slightly rounded, sometimes nearly even.  Leads to Glyciphila.   P. Lewinii. Lew. Bds. pl. 5.  leucotis. Lew. Bds. pl. 20" (Swainson 1837); "Ptilotis Swainson, 1837, Class. Birds, 2, p. 326. Type, by subsequent designation (Salvadori, 1881, Ornitologia Papuasia Molucche, 2, p. 326), Ptilotis lewinii Swainson." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 364-365).   Var. Ptiiotis.

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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 11 December 2018).