Squatarola Cuvier, Regne Anim., i, p. 497 (1816).
Type by taut., Tringa squatarola Linn.
In the genus Squatarola there is present a small hind toe and claw; the bill is straight, stout and about as long as the head; the nostrils linear and placed fairly close to the base of the bill in a rather deep, broad groove ; the wing is long and pointed and the first primary longest; the tail is short and rounded; the tarsus is covered with hexagonal scales; outer and middle toes connected by a small web at the base. The. genus is almost cosmopolitan.