(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).

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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 16 December 2018).