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The black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) belongs to the family Scolopacidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Black-tailed godwit taxonomy

The family Scolopacidae was first introduced (as Scolopacea) 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 15 genera.

The genus Limosa was first described by Mathurin Jacques Brisson (30 April 1723 – 23 June 1806), a French zoologist and natural philosopher, in the year 1760. The genus Limosa comprises four species. The type species of this genus is Scolopax limosa (Limosa limosa).

The species Limosa limosa was first described by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist in the year 1758. It is a polytypic species and comprises three subspecies, viz., Limosa limosa limosa (Linnaeus, 1758), Limosa limosa islandica Brehm, 1831 and Limosa limosa melanuroides Gould, 1846.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Limosa limosa
Species:L. limosa
Limosa limosa
1.Black-tailed godwit - Limosa limosa 336
Photo by Frebeck


Limosa limosa
2.Black-tailed godwit - Limosa limosa
Photo by Frank Vassen

Limosa limosa
3.Black-tailed godwit - Limosa limosa
Photo by Frebeck

Limosa limosa
4.Black-tailed godwit - Limosa limosa
Photo by Frank Vassen

Limosa limosa
5.Black-tailed godwit - Limosa limosa

Limosa limosa
6.Black-tailed godwit - Limosa limosa
Photo by Kaiserm123

Limosa limosa
7.Black-tailed godwit - Limosa limosa
Photo by Alpsdake

Limosa limosa
8.Black-tailed godwit - Limosa limosa egg
Photo by Didier Descouens

Limosa limosa
9.Black-tailed godwit - Limosa limosa
Photo by Charlesjsharp


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1.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Frebeck | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Author: Frank Vassen | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 11/6/17
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Author: Frebeck | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Author: Frank Vassen | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 11/6/17
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Author: ARIJIT MONDAL | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Author: Kaiserm123 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Author: Didier Descouens | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Author: Charlesjsharp | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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