(syn. Charadrius Ϯ Kentish Plover C. alexandrinus) Gr. αιγιαλος aigialos  beach, sea-shore; φιλος philos  lover; "Genus ÆGIALOPHILUS, Gould.  In accordance with the spirit of minute subdivision which now pervades all branches of natural science, I have for a long time considered that the small Plovers hitherto comprised in the genus Ægialites, of which the Æ. hiaticula is the type, required a further subdivision; I therefore propose the term above given for the Æ. cantianus of Europe, and to associate with it the Æ. ruficapillus of Australia.  ... They have a different note, are very nimble of foot, and affect situations bordering the open sea" (Gould 1865); "Ægialophilus Gould, Handb. Bds. Austr., 2, 1865, p. 234. Type, by original designation, Æ. cantianus of Europe, i.e. Charadrius cantianus Latham = Charadrius alexandrinus Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 246).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 January 2019).