Lobivanellus Strickland, P. Z. S., 1841, p. 83.
Type by orig. desig., Parva goensis Gmelin= Tringa indica Bodd.
This and the next two genera are distinguished by having curious fleshy wattles in front of the eye, whilst in this and the next there is a small hind toe present. The bill is of moderate length, the culmen flattened at the base and the dertrum slightly swollen ; the linear nostrils are placed in grooves extending over more than half the length of the upper mandible; the wing is long, with the second primary longest in both sexes and it is furnished with a spur at the bend ; the tail is almost square ; the tarsus is long and reticulated throughout.