The present genus has been proposed for a migratory Indian Lapwing hitherto referred to Chettusia, from which it is distinguished by its transversely shielded tarsi and by having a lappet. It comes near to Sarciophorus, but it possesses a small hind claw, and is a more stoutly-built bird.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
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