Family: PLUVIANELLIDAE (Jehl 1975)

Genus: Pluvianellus –  Based on ‘Pluvianelle sociable’ of Hombron & Jacquinot 1842. Diminutive of Pluvianus (Vieillot 1816) Egyptian Plover (Gray, G. 1846)

  • South America; Magellanic Plover
One species. Uncertain affinities. Certainly unique among waders.

Until recently formed part of the Chardriidae with the Ringed Plovers, has also been placed in with the Sheathbills (Chionidae).
  • BirdLife International: IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/03/2020
  • del Hoyo, Josep, Andrew Elliot & Jordi Sargatal: Handbook of the Birds of the World – Vol. 3 (1996)
  • Hayman, Peter, John Marchant & Tony Prater: Shorebirds – An identification guide to the waders of the world (1986)
  • Jobling, James A.: Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)
  • Seebohm, Henry: The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or, The Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes, and Their Allies (1888)

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