Protonym: Ptilotis ornatus Syn.BirdsAustr. pt4 pl.72 fig.1
Category: Passeriformes / Meliphagidae / Ptilotula
Taxonomy Code: yephon1
Type Locality: Swan River, Western Australia.
Publish Year: 1838
IUCN Status: Least Concern
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Yellow-tinted Honeyeater P. flavescens) Dim. < genus Ptilotis Swainson, 1837, meliphaga; "The genus Ptilotis as here used would be considered polyphyletic by genus splitters. Though the Australian species have so far escaped attention from such, the New Guinea species have been split off. I consider that those who would accept such genera as Xanthotis would also need genera as follows. Caloptilotis (nov.) for P. macleayana Ramsay: Paraptilotis (nov.) for P. fusca Gould: Lophoptilotis (nov.) for P. leadbeateri McCoy: and Ptilotula (nov.) for P. flavescens Gould." (Mathews 1912).
Synon. Paraptilotis, Sacramela.
L. ornatus ornate, adorned, decorated, splendid, embellished < ornare to adorn.
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
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Gr.: ancient Greek
<: derived from
syn: synonym of
/: separates historical and modern geographic names
ex: based on
TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)