(Scolopacidae; Ϯ Black-tailed Godwit L. limosa) Specific name Scolopax limosa Linnaeus, 1758; "Limosa. Genus 76.  ...  **1. LA BARGE.  ...  LIMOSA  ...  On la trouve sur les bords de la mer" (Brisson 1760): based on "Barge" of Belon 1555, "Totanus" of Aldrovandus 1599-1603, Jonston 1650-1653 and Moehring 1752, "Fedoa secunda" of Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, "Gallinago cinerea major" of Marsigli 1726, "Totanus cinereus, rostro prælongo" of Barrère 1745, "Numenius uropygio albo" of Linnaeus 1746, "Numenius medius" of Linnaeus 1748, and Scolopax Limosa Linnaeus, 1758; "Limosa Brisson, Orn., 1760, 1, p. 48; 5, p. 261. Type, by tautonymy, Limosa Brisson = Scolopax limosa Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 263).
Var. LlimosaLemosa.
Synon. Actites, Aegocephalus, Fedoa, Gambetta, Limicula, Rusticola, Vetola.
● (syn. Tringa Ϯ Common Greenshank T. nebularia) L. limosus  muddy  < limus, limi  mud, slime; "LIMOSA.  GREENSHANKS.  ... THERE is only one species of this genus, which is a native of Europe   ...  COMMON GREENSHANK. (Limosa Glottis).  ...  This species is not numerous in England, but it is sometimes observed in small flocks on the coasts in winter, and also in the adjacent marshes and fens" (Stephens 1824).

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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 19 January 2019).