(syn. Calidris Ϯ Sharp-tailed Sandpiper C. acuminata) Gr. λιμνη limnē  marsh; κιγκλος kinklos  small waterside bird; "Genus LIMNOCINCLUS, Gould.  The two species of this genus range over many degrees of latitude, the Limnocinclus pectoralis of America being one of them, the following species the other. They, or at least the Australian bird, inhabit marshy districts and the borders of rivers; and run about among the grass and herbage much after the manner of the true Snipes  ...  LIMNOCINCLUS ACUMINATUS.  MARSH TRINGA." (Gould 1865).

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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 on 16 January 2019).