Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Aves > Order Charadriiformes > Family Scolopacidae > Genus Calidris

Calidris minutilla (Vieillot, 1819)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Tringa Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CalidrisMerrem, 1804accepted genus name

Species group names

Tringa minutilla Vieillot, 1819 objective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: kleinste strandloper
 English: least sandpiper sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Least Sandpiper sources: Charles Hussey
 German: Wiesen-Strandläufer sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: nykštukinis bėgikas sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: biegus karłowaty sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: pritlikavi prodnik sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: correlimos menudillo sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: küçük kum kuşu


basis of record

Banks, R.C., R.W. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner. 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication No. 166. 79 p.

additional source

Field Guide to Birds of North America 1983

additional source

Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station.

additional source

Peterson, R.T. and V.M. Peterson. 2002. A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America. Fifth Edition. Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York. 427 p.

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

additional source

Squires, H.J. 1990. Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 221. 532 p.

additional source

Vanner, M. 2003. The encyclopedia of North American birds. Paragon Publishing. Bath. 383 p.

additional source

Gallardo, J. C., V. Macías, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1321–1342 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (40 publications)
Barcode of Life (9 barcodes)
GenBank (375 nucleotides; 59 proteins)


Adriaens, P. (2014). Calidris minutilla (Vieillot, 1819). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159054

Drs Cees Roselaar. Calidris minutilla (Vieillot, 1819). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=96803




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