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The Asian dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus) belongs to the family Scolopacidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Asian dowitcher taxonomy

The family Scolopacidae was first described by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz, (October 22, 1783 – September 18, 1840), a zoologist, botanist, writer and polyglot, in the year 1815. The family Scolopacidae comprises fifteen genera, including genus Limnodromus.

The genus Limnodromus was introduced by Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (23 September 1782 – 3 February 1867), a German explorer, ethnologist and naturalist, in the year 1833.

The genus Limnodromus comprises three species, viz., Limnodromus griseus, Limnodromus scolopaceus and Limnodromus semipalmatus. "The genus name is Ancient Greek from limne, "marsh" and dromos, "racer"."

The species Limnodromus semipalmatus (as Macrorhamphus semipalmatus) was first reported by Edward Blyth (23 December 1810 – 27 December 1873), an English zoologist, in the year 1848. The Limnodromus semipalmatus is a monotypic species.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Limnodromus semipalmatus
Species:L. semipalmatus
Asian dowitcher - Limnodromus semipalmatus
1.Asian dowitcher - Limnodromus semipalmatus 314
image by Alnus


Limnodromus semipalmatus
2.Asian dowitcher - Limnodromus semipalmatus
image by Alnus

Limnodromus semipalmatus
3.Asian dowitcher - Limnodromus semipalmatus
image by Francesco Veronesi

Limnodromus semipalmatus
4.Asian dowitcher - Limnodromus semipalmatus
image by Dominic Sherony

Limnodromus semipalmatus
5.Asian dowitcher - Limnodromus semipalmatus
image by Alan M

Limnodromus semipalmatus
6.Asian dowitcher - Limnodromus semipalmatus
image by Alan M


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1.Image source: (cropped)
Image author: Alnus | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Image author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 10/16/17
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Author: Alan M | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 10/16/17
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