flying sandpiper, sandpiper
The early fossil record of sandpiper is very bad for a group that was probably present at the non-avian dinosaur's extinction. "Totanus" teruelensis (Late Miocene of Los Mansuetos (Spain) is sometimes considered a scolopacid - maybe a shank - but may well be a larid; little is known of it.
Paractitis has been named from the Early Oligocene of Sasketchewan (Canada). Most living genera would seem to have evolved throughout the Oligocene to Miocene with the waders perhaps a bit later; see the genus accounts for the fossil record.
|Near||Peral Garden Beach||Continent||Africa|
|Day||Ssese Island||Activity||island walk|
|Tour||GAP (Great Adventure People)||User Comment|
|Model||Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi||Width||720|
|Height||540||Flash||Off, Did not fire|
|White Bal.||Auto||Program||Aperture-priority AE|
|Altitude||5246.123077 m||File Size||187 kB|