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

Actitis macularius Linnaeus, 1766

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Actitislliiger, 1811accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): flekksnipe sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: plettet mudderklire sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: Amerikaanse oeverloper sources: Jonsson, L. (1993). Vogels van Europa, Noord-Afrika en het Midden-Oosten [Birds of Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East]. Tirion: Baarn, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-187-6. 560 pp.
 English: spotted sandpiper sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 French: chevalier grivelé sources: Avibase - the world bird database
 German: Drosseluferläufer sources: Avibase - the world bird database
 Norwegian: flekksnipe sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): flekksnipe sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: fläckdrillsnäppa


original description

Linnaeus, C. (1766). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 1): 1-532.

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.





External Links

Barcode of Life (11 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (91 publications)


Adriaens, P. (2014). Actitis macularius Linnaeus, 1766. 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:159081




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