(syn. Gallinago Ϯ Solitary Snipe G. solitaria) Gr. νεος neos new; genus Spilura Bonaparte, 1856, snipe; "The other distinctly coloured species is Hodgson's S. solitaria, and the combination of characters shown by it makes it stand well apart from all the other Aberrant Snipes. The metatarsus is regularly rusticoline as is also the hind toe and claw, while the bill is more gallinagine in character. The wing and bill are proportionally very long, while the metatarsus is typically rusticoline in its shortness. ... Though Seebohm and Sharpe have given this species as the type of Spilura Bonaparte, I have shown that this was an incorrect citation and that stenura was noted as type of that genus by Bonaparte himself. I therefore propose the new genus-name NEOSPILURA with solitaria Hodgson as type." (Mathews 1913).