Coscoroba swan

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A coscoroba swan (Coscoroba coscoroba)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anserinae
Genus: Coscoroba
Where Coscoroba is found in South America and Falklands Islands

The coscoroba swan (Coscoroba coscoroba) is a distant relative of the true swan. Many specialists merge this genus, Coscoroba, with ducks, like whistling ducks. The coscoroba swan is found in South America from southern Chile and central Argentina south to Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands.

Recent genetic studies have found a relationship between this species and Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae). They are sister groups.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rodrigues B.S. et al 2014. Chromosomal studies on Coscoroba coscoroba (Aves: Anseriformes) reinforce the CoscorobaCereopsis clade. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 111: 274–279.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Birdlife. [1]