(syn. Apteryx Ϯ Little Spotted Kiwi A. owenii) Gr. στικτος stiktos spotted, dappled < στιζω stizō to tattoo; genus Apteryx Shaw, 1813, kiwi; "Stictapteryx, gen. nov. Type Apteryx owenii Gould. Internal features of generic value have been cited, as well as the external ones, and also variations in ptilosis." (Iredale & Mathews 1926).