(Scolopacidae; Ϯ Grey Phalarope P. fulicarius) Gr. φαλαρις phalaris, φαλαριδος phalaridos  unidentified waterbird, probably the coot (and so used here by Brisson)  < φαλος phalos  white; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; “Brisson very judiciously forms a new genus under the name of Phalaropus, from the scallops on the toes like the Φαλαρις, or Coot” (Pennant 1773);"Phalaropus. Genus 89.  ...  Genre du Phalarope. (1)  ...  (1) Phalarope, nom que j'ai donné aux Oiseaux de ce genre à cause de la ressemblance de leurs pieds avec ceux de la Foulque, nommée en grec φαλαρις.  ...  1. LE PHALAROPE.  ...  PHALAROPUS." (Brisson 1760): ex "Grey Coot-footed Tringa" of Edwards 1757 and Edwards 1760; "Phalaropus Brisson, Orn., 1, p. 50; 6, p. 12. Type, by tautonymy, Phalaropus Brisson = Tringa fulicaria Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 292).
Var. PhalaropaPhalaridopus, Falaropus.
Synon. Amblyrhynchus, Crymophilus, Lobipes.   

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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 on 16 January 2019).