(syn. Climacteris Ϯ Black-tailed Treecreeper C. melanurus) Frederick Bulstrode Lawson Whitlock (1860-1953) English ornithologist, collector who settled in Australia 1901; "1079. WHITLOCKA, gen. nov. Differs from Climacteris in its shorter stouter bill and stronger feet and comparatively much longer first primary; from Neoclima in its broader heavier bill and longer first primary though shorter wing. Type, Climacteris melanura Gould." (Mathews 1912).