(syn. Gallinago Ϯ Common Snipe G. gallinago) Gr. πηλος pēlos  mud; ορυσσω orussō  to dig; "1. Scolopax Brehmii, . . .  1. Moorschnepfe. Pelorychus *). (Scol. Brehmii.)  ...  *) πηλος, Schlamm; ορυσσω, graben, wühlen" (Kaup 1829).  Var. Pelorhychus, Pelorhynchus (Gr. ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 15 December 2018).