New Holland honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae, photographed by J. J. Harrison.

Belongs within: Meliphagidae.

Phylidonyris is a genus of slender-bodied and -billed honeyeaters found in Australia and the south-west Pacific. Members of this genus have yellow remige patches, and palatines with broadened incurved pre-palatine stems and raised, attenuately winged transpalatine process (Schodde & Mason 1999).

<==Phylidonyris Lesson 1831 [Phylidonyridae]B94
    |  i. s.: P. notabilisJT12
    |--P. pyrrhopterusJF06, JT12
    |    |--P. p. pyrrhopterusM03
    |    `--P. p. halmaturinaM03
    `--+--P. nigerJF06, JT12
       |    |--P. n. nigerM03
       |    `--P. n. gouldiM03
       `--P. novaehollandiaeJF06
            |--P. n. novaehollandiaeM03
            |--P. n. campbelliM03
            |--P. n. canescensM03
            |--P. n. caudataM03
            `--P. n. longirostrisM03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B94] Bock, W. J. 1994. History and nomenclature of avian family-group names. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 222: 1–281.

[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444–448.

[JF06] Jønsson, K. A., & J. Fjeldså. 2006. A phylogenetic supertree of oscine passerine birds. Zoologica Scripta 35: 149–186.

[M03] Morcombe, M. 2003. Field Guide to Australian Birds 2nd ed. Steve Parish Publishing.

Schodde, R., & I. J. Mason. 1999. The Directory of Australian Birds: Passerines. CSIRO.

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