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Branta canadensis  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174999

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Anas canadensis Linnaeus, 1758
 
  Common Name(s): Ganso canadiense [Spanish]
 
    Canada Goose [English]
 
    bernache du Canada [French]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderAnseriformes  – Ducks, Geese, Screamers, Swans, Waterfowl, canards, cygnes, oies, sauvagine  
                            FamilyAnatidae  – Ducks, Geese, Swans, canards, cygnes, oies  
                               SubfamilyAnserinae   
                                  GenusBranta Scopoli, 1769 – Brent Geese  
                                     SpeciesBranta canadensis (Linnaeus, 1758) – Ganso canadiense, Canada Goose, bernache du Canada  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Subspecies Branta canadensis canadensis (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                        Subspecies Branta canadensis fulva Delacour, 1951  
                                        Subspecies Branta canadensis interior Todd, 1938  
                                        Subspecies Branta canadensis maxima Delacour, 1951  
                                        Subspecies Branta canadensis moffitti Aldrich, 1946  
                                        Subspecies Branta canadensis occidentalis (S. F. Baird, 1858)  
                                        Subspecies Branta canadensis parvipes (Cassin, 1852)  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Branta canadensis    
       
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Branta canadensis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Canada Goose[English], bernache du Canada [French]   
       
  Source: AOU Check-List (07-2006), website (version Jul-2006)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: American Ornithologists' Union's "LIST OF THE 2,041 BIRD SPECIES (WITH SCIENTIFIC AND ENGLISH NAMES) KNOWN FROM THE A.O.U. CHECK-LIST AREA" (AOU Check-list, 7th edition, updated with Supplements 42-47), maintained at http://www.aou.org/   
  Reference for: Branta canadensis, Canada Goose [English]   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Ganso canadiense[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Branta canadensis   
       
  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 http://www.zoonomen.net   
  Reference for: Branta canadensis   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): American Ornithologists' Union  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Forty-fifth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American birds   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Auk, vol. 121, no. 3   
  Page(s): 985-995   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0004-8038   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Branta canadensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Branta canadensis   
       
  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   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Branta canadensis, Canada Goose [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, Edward C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition   
  Page(s): 1039   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-11701-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Branta canadensis, Canada Goose [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, Frank, and Minturn Wright  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Birds of the World: Recommended English Names   
  Page(s): ix + 259   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-12827-8   
  Notes: Includes a CD-ROM with the full dataset   
  Reference for: Branta canadensis, Canada Goose [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
    Oceania  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Alaska, Native  
    Canada, Native  
    Continental US, Native  
    Hawaii, Native  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: AOU (2004) notes, "Formerly included populations now separated as B. hutchinsii on the basis of genetic studies of geese, including recent work with mitochondrial DNA (van Wagner and Baker 1986, Shields and Wilson 1987, Quinn et al. 1991, Paxinos et al. 2002, Scribner et al. 2003) that confirm earlier suggestions (e.g., Brooks 1914, Aldrich 1946, Hellmayr and Conover 1948) that more than a single species is involved. The distribution of this large-bodied form includes that of the subspecies B. c. canadensis, interior, maxima, moffitti, parvipes, fulva, and occidentalis as recognized by Delacour (1956)"  
 

 

   

 
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