Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Yellow-throated Honeyeater N. flavicollis) Gr. νησος nēsos island (= Tasmania); genus Ptilotis Swainson, 1837, meliphaga; "NESOPTILOTIS, gen. nov. Differs from Ptilotula Mathews in its much longer wing and tail and much stronger feet, thought the bill is as small as in that genus. Type, Ptilotis flavigula Gould." (Mathews 1913); "Nesoptilotis Mathews, 1913, Austral Avian Rec., 2, p. 60. Type, by original designation, Ptilotis flavigula Gould = Melithreptus flavicollis Vieillot." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 365).