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Table 1 Family-names for charadriiform birds The families included in the order Charadriiformes (sensu del Hoyo et al. 1996). Asterisks mark taxa that are not included in this study.

From: Inter-familial relationships of the shorebirds (Aves: Charadriiformes) based on nuclear DNA sequence data

Family English name
Alcidae Auks
Burhinidae Thick-knees
Charadriidae Lapwings and plovers
Chionidae Sheathbills
Dromadidae *) Crab plover
Glareolidae Coursers and pratincoles
Haematopodidae Oystercatchers
Ibidorhynchidae *) Ibisbill
Jacanidae Jacanas
Laridae Gulls
Pedionomidae *) Plains-wanderer
Recurvirostridae Avocets and stilts
Rostratulidae Painted snipes
Rynchopidae Skimmers
Scolopacidae Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes
Stercorariidae Skuas and jaegers
Sternidae Terns
Thinocoridae Seedsnipes