Calidris Anonymous, Allg. Lit. Zeitung, 1804, No. 168, col. 542.
Type by taut., Tringa calidris - Tringa canutus Linn,
In this genus the bill is long, straight and stout; both mandibles grooved and the long linear nostril placed near the base, at the bottom of the groove on the upper mandible; the tarsi are rather short and stout and scutellated throughout; posterior toe present; anterior toes not joined together with webs; the wing is long with first primary longest.
One species of the genus occurs in India and the genus itself is almost cosmopolitan.