(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).