Totanus, Latinised from the Italian Totano. Derivation unknown.
Bill straight or slightly curved upwards. Both mandibles grooved on each side. Tip of upper mandible hard and bent down. First quill longest. Tarsus always scutellated in front and behind. Hind toe present. Anterior toes united by webs, which sometimes are rudimentary between second and third toe.
(i.) Bill with upward curve.