Alaemon Keys. u. Blas., Wirb. Eur., p. xxxvi (1840). Type, Alaemon alaudipes Desf.
The genus Alaemon contains one Indian Lark of large size and distinguished by its long and slender bill, which is slightly curved in its terminal halt"; the nostrils are fully exposed; the wing is long and has ten primaries, the third, or third and fourth, longest and the first short just exceeding the primary coverts the tarsi are long and stout, the toes short and the claws are short, curved and blunt; the sexes are alike; " the tongue in this genus is bifid at the tip" (Ticehurst).