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Dendrocygna  Swainson, 1837
Taxonomic Serial No.: 175043

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Whistling-Ducks [English]
  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  
                               GenusDendrocygna Swainson, 1837 – Whistling-Ducks  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Dendrocygna arborea (Linnaeus, 1758) – West Indian Whistling Duck, West Indian Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygne des Antilles, Suirirí yaguaza, marreca-laguaça 
                                  Species Dendrocygna arcuata (Horsfield, 1824) – Wandering Whistling Duck, Dendrocygne à lunules, Suirirí capirotado, marreca-errante, Wandering Whistling-Duck 
                                  Species Dendrocygna autumnalis (Linnaeus, 1758) – Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Pijije ala blanca, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygne à ventre noir, Suirirí piquirrojo, marreca-cabocla 
                                  Species Dendrocygna bicolor (Vieillot, 1816) – Fulvous Whistling Duck, Pijije canelo, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygne fauve, Suirirí bicolor, marreca-caneleira 
                                  Species Dendrocygna eytoni (Eyton, 1838) – Plumed Whistling Duck, Dendrocygne d'Eyton, Suirirí australiano, marreca-emplumada, Plumed Whistling-Duck 
                                  Species Dendrocygna guttata Schlegel, 1866 – Spotted Whistling Duck, Dendrocygne tacheté, Suirirí moteado, marreca-pintada, Spotted Whistling-Duck 
                                  Species Dendrocygna javanica (Horsfield, 1821) – Lesser Whistling Duck, Dendrocygne siffleur, Suirirí de Java, marreca-de-java, Lesser Whistling-Duck 
                                  Species Dendrocygna viduata (Linnaeus, 1766) – White-faced Whistling Duck, White-faced Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygne veuf, Suirirí cariblanco, irerê 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Dendrocygna    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Dendrocygna    
  Other Source(s):    
  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: Dendrocygna   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Dendrocygna   
  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: Dendrocygna   
  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: Dendrocygna, Whistling-Ducks [English]   

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