(syn. Zosterops Ϯ Sanford's White-eye Z. lacertosus) Dr Leonard Cutler Sanford (1868-1950) US zoologist; "SANFORDIA, new genus    Extremely long-billed Zosteropidæ, the exposed culmen being more than 80 per cent of the length of the tarsus and approximately 25 per cent of that of the wing. Resembling the genus Woodfordia, but with feathered lores and circumorbital region, a longer and slightly more compressed bill, and narial opercula similar to that of typical Zosterops.  The type species is Sanfordia lacertosa.    Sanfordia lacertosa, new species.  SPECIFIC CHARACTERS.-- An extremely large, nearly unicolor, exceedingly long-billed species, with feet and legs relatively as well as absolutely stouter than is usual in the family. It superficially resembles Woodfordia superciliosa but is larger, in addition to the differences noted above." (Murphy & Mathews 1929).

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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).