(syn. Tringa Ϯ Wandering Tattler T. incana) Gr. ἑτερος heteros different, another; ακτιτης aktitēs  coast-dweller  < ακτη aktē, ακτης aktēs  coast; ιζω izō  to sit; "Heteroscelus Baird, 1858, unfortunately will have to give way for Heteroscelis Latreille, 1825. As a substitute may be employed  Heteractitis,  from ἑτερος = different, and ὁ ακτιτης = an inhabitant of the shore" (Stejneger 1884).

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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 20 January 2019).