Eurynorhynchus

(syn. Calidris Ϯ Spoon-billed Sandpiper C. pygmaea) Gr. ευρυνω eurunō  to widen, to make broad; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; "Platalea pygmea Lin. cujus existentia a quibusdam Ornithologis recentioribus negatur, re vera existit. Specimen ipse vidi, et forte idem illud, quod in Museo Adolphi et in Systemate Naturæ descripsit Linné, adhuc in Museo Illustr. Thunbergii Upsaliæ asservatum. Thunberg avem iterum descripsit et delineandam curavit in Actis Acad. Scient. Holm. anno 1816. p. 194. Tab. VI.  Hæc vero Linneana avicula ad Genus Plataleæ, accuratius determinatum, non pertinet. Neque enim gula extensili, neque loris nec orbitis nudis gaudet; nec pedes ejus longi et semipalmati sunt ut in genere Plataleæ. In omnibus, rostri forma excepta, cum Tringis probe convenit; quare, me judice, proprium genus in sequenti sectione juxte Tringas collocandum, constituere debet, quod quidem genus mihi dicitur EURYNORHYNCHUS. Rostrum mediocre, subteres apice dilatatissimo, subangulato.  Nares parvæ lineares, juxta basin rostri, distantes.  Pedes breves digitis usque ad basin fissis.  EURYNORHYNCHUS GRISEUS, mihi.  ...  Magnitudo Tringæ Temninckii [sic]." (Nilsson 1821); "Eurynorhynchus Nilsson, Orn. Svecica, 2, 1821, p. 29. Type, by monotypy, Eurynorhynchus griseus Nilsson = Platalea pygmea Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 282). The spatulate bill-tip of the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper is apparent even in chicks.   Var. Eurinorhynchus, Eurinorhychus, Eurinorynchus, Eurhynorhynchus, Eurhinorhynchus, Euryrhynchus.

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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 www.hbw.com on 16 January 2019).