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Chen caerulescens  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 175038

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Anser caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Anser hyperboreus Pallas, 1769
  Common Name(s): Blue Goose [English]
    Ganso blanco [Spanish]
    Snow Goose [English]
    oie des neiges [French]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderAnseriformes  – Ducks, Geese, Screamers, Swans, Waterfowl, canards, cygnes, oies, sauvagine  
                            FamilyAnatidae  – Ducks, Geese, Swans, canards, cygnes, oies  
                                  GenusChen Boie, 1822 – Snow Geese  
                                     SpeciesChen caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758) – Blue Goose, Ganso blanco, Snow Goose, oie des neiges  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Subspecies Chen caerulescens atlantica Kennard, 1927  
                                        Subspecies Chen caerulescens caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Chen caerulescens    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Chen caerulescens    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: Snow Goose[English], oie des neiges [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   
  Reference for: Chen caerulescens, Snow Goose [English]   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Ganso blanco[Spanish]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Chen caerulescens   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, website (version 1998)  
  Acquired: 1998   
  Notes: Alan P. Peterson;   
  Reference for: Chen caerulescens   
  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   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Chen caerulescens   
  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: Chen caerulescens, Snow 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: Chen caerulescens, Snow Goose [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Middle America  
    Southern Asia  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Alaska, Native  
    Canada, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Incidental  
    Continental US, Native  
    Hawaii, Native  
    Mexico, Native  



  Comment: Placed variously in Anser or Chen, depending on whether or not the latter is considered a subgenus/synonym of the former. For the moment, ITIS is following the AOU, which currently (2006) retains Chen as a separate genus  



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