Limicola Koch, Syst. baier. Zool., p. 816 (1816).
Type by mon., L. pygmaea=L. falcinellus Pont.
This genus differs from Calidris in its bill, which is soft and flexible, slightly swollen at the base and depressed and broad ; the nostrils are small and placed in a groove near the base ; tarsus and toes as in Calidris; tail short and nearly square, the central rectrices a little longer and pointed; wing long and pointed with first primary longest.
The genus contains but one species.