Family SCOLOPACIDAE

Family SCOLOPACIDAE.

In this family Lowe includes all those genera which, in the first edition of the Avifauna, were embraced in the two subfamilies Totaninae and Scolopacinae, with the exception of the one genus Rostratala, which I have removed from the latter subfamily and elevated to a suborder by itself.

In this family the diagnostic characters are the scutellated tarsus and nasal groove which extends over more than half the length of the upper mandible.

The family is divided further into four sub-families, Triginae, Eroliinae, Phalaropinae and Scolopacinae.

Key to Subfamilies.

A. Eyes and ear-orifices placed normally.
a. Toes with no fringe of lobed web.
a1. Toes partially webbed at the base......................Tringinae, p. 199.
b1. Toes divided to the base......................Eroliinae, p. 230.
b. Toes with a fringe of lobed web......................Phalaropinae, p. 247.
B. Eyes placed very far back in the head, with the ear-orifice just below the hinder edge of the orbit......................Scolopacinae, p. 251.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Family SCOLOPACIDAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
199
M_ID: 
4184
M_SN: 
Scolopacidae
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5015

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