(syn. Limosa Ϯ Black-tailed Godwit L. limosa) Gr. αιγοκεφαλος aigokephalos  unknown bird, identified by some with the horned owl  < αιξ aix, αιγος aigos  goat; κεφαλη kephalē  head; "LIMOSA, Briss.  Scolopax, L.  Recurvirostra, Gm.  Ægocephalus, Ray.  Actitis, Ill.  Limicula, Vieill.  Fedoa, Steph." (G. Gray 1840) (see aegocephala).
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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 22 January 2019).