(syn. Calidris Ϯ Semipalmated Sandpiper C. pusilla) Gr. ἑτερος heteros  different; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot (cf. ἑτεροπους heteropous, ἑτεροποδος heteropodos  with uneven feet); "Subgenus. - *HETEROPODA.  WITH the bill straight, rather enlarged and punctate at the extremity: the tarsus of moderate length, and the 3 anterior toes all connected at base by a membrane, the outer to the middle toe as far as the first articulation.  ...  SEMIPALMATED SDANDPIPER. (Tringa semipalmata, WILSON, vii. p. 131. pl. 63. fig. 4. [young]" (Nuttall 1834).  Var. Heteropada.

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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 11 December 2018).