ACTITIS

(Scolopacidae; Ϯ Common Sandpiper A. hypoleucos) Gr. ακτιτης aktitēs  coast-dweller  < ακτη aktē, ακτης aktēs  coast; ιζω izō  to sit; "GENUS 113. ACTITIS (ακτιτις , ακτιτης  in littore degens) Tringa Briss. Dumer. Bechst. Meyer. Limosa Briss. Totanus Bechst. Meyer. (Strandläufer Germ.  Bécasseau, Barge Gall.  Sandpiper Angl)  ...   Species: Scolopax Limosa, Totanus, Tringa pugnax, Hypoleucos Lin.   Annot. Quomodo Tringas Auctorum ab illorum Totanis seu Limosis distinguam, non video; characteres ad hunc usum enumerati aut vacillant, aut sibi neutiquam contrarii sunt." (Illiger 1811); "Actitis Illiger, Prodromus, 1811, p. 262. Type, by subsequent designation, Tringa hypoleucos Linné. (Stejneger, Bull. U. S. Nat. Mus., no. 29, 1885, p. 131.)" (Peters 1934, II, 269).
Var. Actitus, Atites.
Synon. Guinetta, Tringoides.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 11 December 2018).