Syntypes 1♂ German East Africa [Tanzania]: Tabora, iii.1909 (Oberleutnant Wintgens) [MNHU]; 1♂ German East Africa [Tanzania]: Tabora, iii.1909 (Oberleutnant Wintgens) [NHMUK]; 1♂ no locality given (ex coll. F. Wichgraf) [NHMUK].
Transferred to Poliana and synonymized with Poliana buchholzi as a subspecies by Rothschild & Jordan, 1916, Novit. zool. 23: 248. Reinstated as a species and transferred back to Taboribia by Hering, 1927, in Seitz (ed.), Die Gross Schmett. Erde 14: 360. Transferred back to Poliana by Carcasson, 1968, Jl E. Afr. nat. Hist. Soc. natn. Mus. 26 (3): 58.
Eitschberger & Melichar (2016: 8) (STI 21085), correctly demonstrated that the holotype of Poliana buchholzi was not a specimen of the species that had hitherto been generally referred to under than name but of a taxon closely related to what was then called Macropoliana natalensis. However, they failed to notice that Poliana buchholzi is the type species of Poliana, and so when they transferred it to Macropoliana, that genus should have been synonymized with a rediagnosed Poliana, and Taboribia reinstated for wintgensi and the species related to it. This error was not corrected by Eitschberger & Melichar (2017) (STI 21737).