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Genus: Anseranas



Anseranas is a monotypic genus in the family Anseranatidae.
Clements formerly included this genus in the family Anatidae. However, this sub-family is quite old, having apparently diverged before the extinction of the dinosaurs. The fossil record is limited, nonetheless, with an undescribed species from the Late Oligocene of Billy-Créchy (France) being known (Hugueney et al, 2003). The enigmatic genus Anatalavis (Hornerstown Late Cretaceous/Early Paleocene of New Jersey, USA - London Clay Early Eocene of Walton-on-the-Naze, England) is sometimes considered to be the earliest known anseranatid.

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A. semipalmata Magpie Goose


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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