Black-tailed Godwit / Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit / Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit

SCI Name:  Limosa limosa
Protonym:  Scolopax Limosa Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.147
Category:  Charadriiformes / Scolopacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bktgod
Type Locality:  Europe, restricted type locality, Sweden.
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Publish Year:  1758
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

LIMOSA
(Scolopacidae; Ϯ Black-tailed Godwit L. limosa) Specific name Scolopax limosa Linnaeus, 1758; "Limosa. Genus 76.  ...  **1. LA BARGE.  ...  LIMOSA  ...  On la trouve sur les bords de la mer" (Brisson 1760): based on "Barge" of Belon 1555, "Totanus" of Aldrovandus 1599-1603, Jonston 1650-1653 and Moehring 1752, "Fedoa secunda" of Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, "Gallinago cinerea major" of Marsigli 1726, "Totanus cinereus, rostro prælongo" of Barrère 1745, "Numenius uropygio albo" of Linnaeus 1746, "Numenius medius" of Linnaeus 1748, and Scolopax Limosa Linnaeus, 1758; "Limosa Brisson, Orn., 1760, 1, p. 48; 5, p. 261. Type, by tautonymy, Limosa Brisson = Scolopax limosa Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 263).
Var. LlimosaLemosa.
Synon. Actites, Aegocephalus, Fedoa, Gambetta, Limicula, Rusticola, Vetola.
● (syn. Tringa Ϯ Common Greenshank T. nebularia) L. limosus  muddy  < limus, limi  mud, slime; "LIMOSA.  GREENSHANKS.  ... THERE is only one species of this genus, which is a native of Europe   ...  COMMON GREENSHANK. (Limosa Glottis).  ...  This species is not numerous in England, but it is sometimes observed in small flocks on the coasts in winter, and also in the adjacent marshes and fens" (Stephens 1824).

limosa
L. limosus  muddy  < limus, limi  mud, slime; "77. SCOLOPAX.  ...  Limosa.  10. S. rostro recto lævi, pedibus fuscis, remigibus macula alba: quatuor primis immaculatis.  N. uropygio albo, rectricibus nigris basi albis, remigibus transversa alba macula: exceptis quatuor primis. Fn. svec. 144.  Habitat in Europa." (Linnaeus 1758) (Limosa).

LIMOSA
(Scolopacidae; Ϯ Black-tailed Godwit L. limosa) Specific name Scolopax limosa Linnaeus, 1758; "Limosa. Genus 76.  ...  **1. LA BARGE.  ...  LIMOSA  ...  On la trouve sur les bords de la mer" (Brisson 1760): based on "Barge" of Belon 1555, "Totanus" of Aldrovandus 1599-1603, Jonston 1650-1653 and Moehring 1752, "Fedoa secunda" of Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, "Gallinago cinerea major" of Marsigli 1726, "Totanus cinereus, rostro prælongo" of Barrère 1745, "Numenius uropygio albo" of Linnaeus 1746, "Numenius medius" of Linnaeus 1748, and Scolopax Limosa Linnaeus, 1758; "Limosa Brisson, Orn., 1760, 1, p. 48; 5, p. 261. Type, by tautonymy, Limosa Brisson = Scolopax limosa Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 263).
Var. LlimosaLemosa.
Synon. Actites, Aegocephalus, Fedoa, Gambetta, Limicula, Rusticola, Vetola.
● (syn. Tringa Ϯ Common Greenshank T. nebularia) L. limosus  muddy  < limus, limi  mud, slime; "LIMOSA.  GREENSHANKS.  ... THERE is only one species of this genus, which is a native of Europe   ...  COMMON GREENSHANK. (Limosa Glottis).  ...  This species is not numerous in England, but it is sometimes observed in small flocks on the coasts in winter, and also in the adjacent marshes and fens" (Stephens 1824).

limosa
L. limosus  muddy  < limus, limi  mud, slime; "77. SCOLOPAX.  ...  Limosa.  10. S. rostro recto lævi, pedibus fuscis, remigibus macula alba: quatuor primis immaculatis.  N. uropygio albo, rectricibus nigris basi albis, remigibus transversa alba macula: exceptis quatuor primis. Fn. svec. 144.  Habitat in Europa." (Linnaeus 1758) (Limosa).

SUBSPECIES

Black-tailed Godwit (islandica)
SCI Name: Limosa limosa islandica
islandica / islandicus / islandorum / islandus
Iceland  < Icelandic Ísland (cf. Med. L. Islandensis  Icelandic).
● ex “Hravn Oend” of O. F. Müller 1776, and “Iceland Duck” of Latham 1785 (Bucephala).
● ex “Gerfaut d’Islande” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Falco rusticolus).
● Balta Sound, Shetland Is. (syn. Larus glaucoides).

Black-tailed Godwit (limosa)
SCI Name: Limosa limosa limosa
LIMOSA
(Scolopacidae; Ϯ Black-tailed Godwit L. limosa) Specific name Scolopax limosa Linnaeus, 1758; "Limosa. Genus 76.  ...  **1. LA BARGE.  ...  LIMOSA  ...  On la trouve sur les bords de la mer" (Brisson 1760): based on "Barge" of Belon 1555, "Totanus" of Aldrovandus 1599-1603, Jonston 1650-1653 and Moehring 1752, "Fedoa secunda" of Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, "Gallinago cinerea major" of Marsigli 1726, "Totanus cinereus, rostro prælongo" of Barrère 1745, "Numenius uropygio albo" of Linnaeus 1746, "Numenius medius" of Linnaeus 1748, and Scolopax Limosa Linnaeus, 1758; "Limosa Brisson, Orn., 1760, 1, p. 48; 5, p. 261. Type, by tautonymy, Limosa Brisson = Scolopax limosa Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 263).
Var. LlimosaLemosa.
Synon. Actites, Aegocephalus, Fedoa, Gambetta, Limicula, Rusticola, Vetola.
● (syn. Tringa Ϯ Common Greenshank T. nebularia) L. limosus  muddy  < limus, limi  mud, slime; "LIMOSA.  GREENSHANKS.  ... THERE is only one species of this genus, which is a native of Europe   ...  COMMON GREENSHANK. (Limosa Glottis).  ...  This species is not numerous in England, but it is sometimes observed in small flocks on the coasts in winter, and also in the adjacent marshes and fens" (Stephens 1824).

Black-tailed Godwit (melanuroides)
SCI Name: Limosa limosa melanuroides
melanuroides
Specific name Limicula melanura Vieillot, 1816 (= syn. Limosa limosa); Gr. -οιδης -oidēs  resembling; "LIMOSA MELANUROIDES.   Capite, et corpore superiore griseo-fuscis; primariis secundariisque ad basin et tectricibus alæ majoribus ad apicem albis, colore, expansa penna, tanquam fascia apparente; tectricibus caudæ superioribus albis; cauda atra, nisi rectricibus lateralibus duabus ad basin albis.   ...   Remark.—Nearly allied to, but differing from, the Limosa melanura of Europe in its much smaller size." (Gould 1846) (subsp. Limosa limosa).