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Taxonomy of Greater White-fronted Geese (Aves: Anatidae)

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

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https://doi.org/10.2988/11-14.1

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Abstract

Five subspecies of the Greater White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons (Scopoli, 1769), have been named, all on the basis of wintering birds, and up to six subspecies have been recognized. There has been confusion over the application of some names, particularly in North America, because of lack of knowledge of the breeding ranges and type localities, and incorrect taxonomic decisions. There is one clinally varying subspecies in Eurasia, one that breeds in Greenland, and three in North America, one newly named herein.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Taxonomy of Greater White-fronted Geese (Aves: Anatidae)
Series title:
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
DOI:
10.2988/11-14.1
Volume:
124
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Biological Society of Washington
Publisher location:
Lawrence, KS
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
8 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
First page:
226
Last page:
233