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The Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata) belongs to the family Scolopacidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Eurasian curlew taxonomy

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

The genus Numenius was first introduced by Mathurin Jacques Brisson (30 April 1723 – 23 June 1806), a French zoologist and natural philosopher, in the year 1760. The type species Scolopax arquata (now Numenius arquata) was introduced by Carl Linnaeus in the year 1758.

The genus Numenius comprises eight species, namely, Numenius phaeopus, Numenius tenuirostris, Numenius americanus, Numenius madagascariensis, Numenius minutus, Numenius tahitiensis, Numenius borealis and Numenius arquata.

The species Numenius arquata is polytypic and comprises three species, viz., Numenius arquata arquata, Numenius arquata suschkini and Numenius arquata orientalis.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Numenius arquata
Species:N. arquata
Eurasian curlew - Numenius arquata
1.Eurasian curlew - Numenius arquata 331
Image by Ken Billington


Numenius arquata
2.Eurasian curlew - Numenius arquata
Image by Dirk-Jan van Roest

Eurasian bird - Numenius arquata
3.Eurasian curlew - Numenius arquata
Image by Tim Strater

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4.Eurasian curlew - Numenius arquata
Image by Dirk-Jan van Roest

Numenius arquata
5.Eurasian curlew - Numenius arquata
Image by Steve Garvie

Numenius arquata
6.Eurasian curlew - Numenius arquata
Image by Ken Billington

Numenius arquata
7.Eurasian curlew - Numenius arquata
Image by Andreas Trepte,

Numenius arquata
8.Eurasian curlew - Numenius arquata
Image by Lotte76

Numenius arquata egg
9.Numenius arquata egg
Image by Didier Descouens


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Author: Ken Billington | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 2/5/18
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Author: Didier Descouens | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 2/5/18
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