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Anatidae  Leach, 1820
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174983

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Dendrocygnidae
    Anatinae Leach, 1820
  Common Name(s): Ducks [English]
    Geese [English]
    Swans [English]
    canards [French]
    cygnes [French]
    oies [French]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2022   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderAnseriformes  – Ducks, Geese, Screamers, Swans, Waterfowl, canards, cygnes, oies, sauvagine  
                            FamilyAnatidae Leach, 1820 – Ducks, Geese, Swans, canards, cygnes, oies  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Aix F. Boie, 1828 – Wood Ducks 
                               Genus Alopochen Stejneger, 1885  
                               Genus Amazonetta Boetticher, 1929  
                               Genus Anas Linnaeus, 1758 – Dabbling Ducks 
                               Genus Anser Brisson, 1760 – Bean Geese 
                               Genus Asarcornis Salvadori, 1895  
                               Genus Aythya F. Boie, 1822 – Diving Ducks 
                               Genus Biziura Stephens, 1824  
                               Genus Branta Scopoli, 1769 – Brent Geese 
                               Genus Bucephala S. F. Baird, 1858 – Goldeneyes 
                               Genus Cairina J. Fleming, 1822  
                               Genus Callonetta Delacour, 1936  
                               Genus Camptorhynchus Bonaparte, 1838 – Labrador Ducks 
                               Genus Cereopsis Latham, 1801  
                               Genus Chenonetta J. F. Brandt, 1836  
                               Genus Chloephaga Eyton, 1838  
                               Genus Clangula Leach, 1819 – Long-tailed Duck 
                               Genus Coscoroba Reichenbach, 1853  
                               Genus Cyanochen Bonaparte, 1856  
                               Genus Cygnus Garsault, 1764  
                               Genus Dendrocygna Swainson, 1837 – Whistling-Ducks 
                               Genus Heteronetta Salvadori, 1866  
                               Genus Histrionicus R. Lesson, 1828 – Harlequin Ducks 
                               Genus Hymenolaimus G. R. Gray, 1843  
                               Genus Lophodytes Reichenbach, 1853 – Hooded Mergansers 
                               Genus Lophonetta Riley, 1914  
                               Genus Malacorhynchus Swainson, 1831  
                               Genus Mareca Stephens, 1824  
                               Genus Marmaronetta Reichenbach, 1853  
                               Genus Melanitta F. Boie, 1822 – Scoters 
                               Genus Merganetta Gould, 1842  
                               Genus Mergellus Selby, 1840 – Smews 
                               Genus Mergus Linnaeus, 1758 – Greater Mergansers 
                               Genus Neochen Oberholser, 1918  
                               Genus Netta Kaup, 1829  
                               Genus Nettapus J. F. Brandt, 1836  
                               Genus Nomonyx Ridgway, 1880  
                               Genus Oxyura Bonaparte, 1828 – Stiff-tailed Ducks 
                               Genus Plectropterus Stephens, 1824  
                               Genus Polysticta Eyton, 1836 – Steller's Eiders 
                               Genus Pteronetta Salvadori, 1895  
                               Genus Radjah Reichenbach, 1853  
                               Genus Rhodonessa Reichenbach, 1853  
                               Genus Salvadorina Rothschild & E. Hartert, 1894  
                               Genus Sarkidiornis Eyton, 1838  
                               Genus Sibirionetta Boetticher, 1929  
                               Genus Somateria Leach, 1819 – Greater Eiders, Typical Eiders 
                               Genus Spatula F. Boie, 1822  
                               Genus Speculanas Boetticher, 1929  
                               Genus Stictonetta Reichenbach, 1853  
                               Genus Tachyeres Owen, 1875  
                               Genus Tadorna F. Boie, 1822  
                               Genus Thalassornis Eyton, 1838  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Anatidae    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Anatidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: canards[French], cygnes [French], oies [French]   
  Source: IOC World Bird List (version 12.1), website (version 12.1)  
  Acquired: 2022   
  Notes: Gill, F., D. Donsker, and P. Rasmussen, eds. 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.1). doi: 10.14344/IOC.ML.12.1. Available at [Accessed 21 Jan, 2022]   
  Reference for: Anatidae   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Anatidae   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2006.12.10, website (version 10-Dec-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Anatidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Anatidae, Ducks [English], Geese [English], Swans [English]   

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