Type, by monotypy, Charadrius magnirostris Latham
Replaces Charadrius grallarius Latham.without presenting a rationale or explanation.
"Linnaeus, Syst. Nat. i. 1758, p.141, gives only Africa, but also gives references to Aldrovandi, Orn. vol. iii. 1599, lxx. chap. 6; Willoughby, Orn. 1676, p.201, pl.48; and two others. Aldrovandi gives no locality, but Willoughby states that this bird comes from Cape Verde. We can, therefore, fix the type-locality of Balearica pavonina pavonina (Linn.) as Cape Verde, Senegal."