(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.