(syn. Pluvianus Ϯ Egyptian Plover P. aegyptius) Gr. αμμος ammos  sand; πτιλον ptilon  feather; "Ammoptila, Sw.  Bill lengthened, conic: both mandibles of equal thickness: gonys ascending; the cutting margins considerably inflected. Feet moderate, three-toed. Lateral toes and claws equal; middle toe rather short, the claw entire.   A. charadroïdes. Pl. Enl. 918" (Swainson 1837).

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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 18 January 2019).