Long-billed Dowitcher / Limnodromus scolopaceus

Long-billed Dowitcher / Limnodromus scolopaceus

Long-billed Dowitcher

SCI Name:  Limnodromus scolopaceus
Protonym:  Limosa scolopacea Exped.RockyMt.[James]Phila.ed. 1 p.170,note
Category:  Charadriiformes / Scolopacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  lobdow
Type Locality:  Near Boyer Creek Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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Publish Year:  1822
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DEFINITIONS

LIMNODROMUS
(Scolopacidae; Ϯ Short-billed Dowitcher L. griseus) Gr. λιμνη limnē  marsh; -δρομος -dromos  -racer, -runner  < τρεχω trekhō  to run; "Limnodromus, Wagl.  Sumpfläufer  ...   Der Vogel, welcher Herrn Prof. Wagler zur Aufstellung dieses Genus veranlaßte, ist Scolopax noveboracensis, Gmel., welche in Gestalt und Lebensart ein Bindeglied von Scolopax zu Totanus bildet  ...   Er lebt vorzüglich an den Seeküsten und den denselben benachbarten Sümpfen" (zu Wied 1833); "Limnodromus Wied, Beitr. Naturg. Brasil, 4, Abth., 2, 1833, p. 716. Type, by monotypy, Scolopax noveboracensis Gmelin = Scolopax griseus Gmelin." (Peters 1934, II, 272).
Var. Lymnodromus.
Synon. Longirostris, Macrorhamphus, Nuntius, Pseudoscolopax.

scolopacea / scolopaceus
Mod. L. scolopaceus  snipe-like (e.g. long-billed, stripe-backed)  < L. scolopax, scolopacis  snipe, woodcock < Gr. σκολοπαξ skolopax,  σκολοπακος skolopakos  woodcock  < ασκαλωπας askalōpas or ασκαλοπας askalopas  woodcock.
● ex “Courlan de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 848, “Courliri” or “Courlan” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Scolopaceous Heron” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aramus guarauna).
● "52. CUCULUS.  ...  scolopaceus.  5. C. cauda cuneiformi, corpore undique griseo fuscoque nebuloso.  Cuculus indicus fuscus maculatus. Edw. av. 59. t. 59.  Habitat in Benghala." (Linnaeus 1758) (Eudynamys).
● ex Bucco scolopaceus of Temminck MS (Pogoniulus).