Arenariinae Stejneger 1885

Banks, Richard C., 2012, Classification and Nomenclature of the Sandpipers (Aves: Arenariinae), Zootaxa 3513, pp. 86-88 : 87

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Arenariinae Stejneger 1885
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Subfamily Arenariinae Stejneger 1885 (1840)

Genus Arenaria Brisson, 1760 type species interpres interpres (Linnaeus, 1758) melanocephala (Vigors, 1829)

Genus Calidris Merrem, 1804 type species canutus tenuirostris (Horsefield, 1821) Anteliotringa Mathews, 1913 canutus (Linnaeus, 1758) virgata (Gmelin, 1789) Aphriza Audubon, 1839 pugnax (Linnaeus, 1758) Philomachus Merrem, 1804 falcinellus (Pontoppidan, 1763) Limicola Koch, 1816 acuminata (Horsefield, 1821) Limnocinclus Gould, 1865 himantopus (Bonaparte,1826) Micropalama Baird, 1858 ferruginea (Pontoppidan, 1763) Erolia Vieillot, 1816 temminckii (Leisler, 1812) Leimonites Kaup, 1829 subminuta (Middendorff, 1851) Neopisobia Mathews, 1913 pygmea (Linnaeus,1758) Eurynorhynchus Nilsson, 1821 ruficollis (Pallas, 1776) alba (Pallas, 1764) Crocethia Billberg, 1828 alpina (Linnaeus, 1758) Pelidna Cuvier, 1817 ptilocnemis (Coues, 1873) maritima (Brünnich, 1764) Arquatella Baird, 1858 bairdii (Coues, 1861) minuta (Leisler, 1812) Pisobia Billberg, 1828 minutilla (Vieillot, 1819) fuscicollis (Vieillot, 1819) Heteropygia Coues, 1861 subruficollis (Vieillot, 1819) Tryngites Cabanis, 1857 melanotos (Vieillot, 1819) pusilla (Linnaeus, 1766) Ereunetes Illiger, 1811 mauri (Cabanis, 1857)

It might be worthwhile here to state the full citation for the generic name Erolia Vieillot, 1816 , which, to my knowledge, is nowhere properly given in print. Shamefully few ornithological works give the basis for the nomenclature used. Vieillot established the genus for his newly named species Erolia variegata . The species name was eventually ( Mathews and Iredale 1923:54) equated with Scolopax testacea Pallas, 1764 , and the citation of the genus Erolia later included the wording “ type, by monotypy, Erolia variegata Vieillot = Scolopax testacea Pallas ” (e.g., Peters 1934). Stresemann (1941) determined that an earlier name, Tringa ferruginea Pontoppidan, 1763 applies to the same species as testacea . The AOU (1946:429) accepted this and subsequently (AOU 1957, 1983, 1998) has used the species name ferruginea (in either Erolia or Calidris ). However, the citation for the generic name Erolia was never updated to reflect the change in the currently accepted name of the type species. The citation for the generic name Erolia should include the wording: type species, by monotypy, Erolia variegata Vieillot = Tringa ferruginea Pontoppidan.

I thank Daria Wingreen-Mason and David R. Bridge for assistance with literature. Frank Steinheimer provided the citation for Anon. = Merrem 1804. M. R. Browning and J. R. Jehl, Jr. made important comments on the manuscript.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Charadriiformes

Family

Scolopacidae