(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.