(syn. Gallinago Ϯ Swinhoe's Snipe G. megala) L. sub near to; genus Spilura Bonaparte, 1856, snipe; "The second, with twenty tail-feathers, megala Swinhoe, occurs in Australia and agrees with the preceding [stenura]. These both disagree with the typical gallinagine birds in the formation of their tails, and have been classed together under the name of Pintailed Snipes; they both agree in having the culmen less than half the wing and less than twice the metatarsus. For the former Bonaparte's genus-name Spilura is available, but on account of the great difference in the tail the latter must be considered generically distinct, and for megala Swinhoe I propose the new genus-name SUBSPILURA." (Mathews 1913).