(syn. Gallinago Ϯ Latham's Snipe G. hardwickii) Gr. δις dis double < δυο duo two; genus Telmatias Boie, 1826, snipe; "GENUS — DITELMATIAS nov. Type Gallinago hardwickii Gray. GALLINAGINE birds as hereafter defined, with eighteen tail-feathers. ... The tail is composed of eighteen feathers, which show little attenuation throughout, though the outermost is thin and but little shorter than the central ones. The tail is more nearly even than in the typical gallinagine birds: the outermost tail-feather in G. gallinago Linné is much shorter than the middle ones." (Mathews 1913).