(syn. Gallinago Ϯ Noble Snipe G. nobilis) Gr. μακρος makros  large; genus Odura Meves, 1859, snipe; "Two South American species are somewhat aberrant and might be given subgeneric rank: firstly, nobilis Sclater, which has a wing-length of about 140 mm., with a bill about 100 mm., and a metatarsus about 40 mm. This species has thus increased its bill-length one-third — as the limit in G. gallinago is about 75 mm. — and its metatarsus a little, the limit in G. gallinago being about 36 mm. — without any corresponding increase in its wing-length. The new subgeneric name MACRODURA will serve to indicate this difference." (Mathews 1913) (see Odurella).

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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).