(syn. Calidris Ϯ Stilt Sandpiper C. himantopus) Gr. μικρος mikros  small; παλαμη palamē  palm; "MICROPALAMA, Baird.  Hemipalama BON. Synopsis, 1828, 316.  Type Tringa himantopus, Bon. Not of Bon. Obs. Wils. 1825, No. 212, which includes only Tringa semipalmata, Wilson.  ...  Legs long, slender; toes slender, united at base with webs, the outer of which is the larger; hind toe small." (Baird 1858).  Var. Micropalma.

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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 www.hbw.com on 20 February 2019).