(syn. Charadrius Ϯ Semipalmated Plover C. semipalmatus) Gr. αιγιαλειος aigialeios  frequenting the shore  < αιγιαλος aigialos  beach, sea-shore (cf. Gr. myth. (1) Aegialea, wife of Diomedes, and whose lasciviousness during his absence at Troy prompted him to abandon his kingdom: (2) Aegiale, sister to Phaëthon, and whose tears were turned to amber); "Genera et Species typicae.  ...  b. *Aegialeus Rchb. semipalmatus (Charadr. — Aud.) R.  Ic. Av. t. 172. ic. 721 et b. t. 173. ic. 2844—45." (Reichenbach 1852).   Var. Aegialus.

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