BURHINUS

(Burhinidae; Ϯ Bush Thick-knee B. grallarius) Gr. βου- bou-  great   < βους bous  ox; ῥις rhis, ῥινος rhinos  nose; "GENUS 93. BURHINUS (βους h. l. grandis  ριν nasus) (Flachschnabel Germ.)  Rostrum mediocre? crassum, latum, depressum  ...  Alae volatiles. Pedes grallarii, cursorii, tridactyli.   Species: Charadrius magnirostris Lath. Suppl.   Annotat. Hanc avem, Novae Hollandiae indigenam, a reliquis hujus familiae generice distinguendam esse, omnis mecum sentiet; at descriptio ejus ita manca est, ut notas gravissimas taceat. Rostrum cum rostro Todi comparat celeb. Latham, ideo simile est rostro Cancromatis" (Illiger 1811); "Burhinus Illiger, Prodromus, 1811, p. 250. Type, by monotypy, Charadrius magnirostris Latham." (Peters 1934, II, 293); "BURHINUS Illiger, 1811  M— Charadrius magnirostris Latham, 1801; type by monotypy = Charadrius grallarius Latham, 1801" (Dickinson & Remsen (eds.) 2013, 198). 
Synon. Burhinops, Fedoa, Odopus, Oedicnemus, Oedinecmus, Orthorhamphus, Planorhamphus.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 17 December 2018).