Taxon profile


Anseriformes Wagler, 1831

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  superorder Neognathae - flying birds


Cygnus atratus - Black Swan

Cygnus atratus - Black Swan

Author: Michal Maňas

Aythya ferina - Common Pochard

Aythya ferina - Common Pochard, male

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Aix galericulata - Mandarin Duck

Aix galericulata - Mandarin Duck, male

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Functions restricted to taxon Anseriformes


Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Polymorphus magnus Skrjabin, 1913

Included taxa

Number of records: 9

family Anatidae Leach, 1820 - ducks, geese and swans
family Anhimidae Stejneger, 1885 - screamers
family Anseranatidae Sclater, 1880 - magpie goose

Fossil taxa

family Cnemiornithidae Stejneger, 1885
family Dromornithidae Fürbringer, 1888
family Paranyrocidae Miller & Compton, 1939
family Presbyornithidae Wetmore, 1926
genus Conflicto Tambussi, Degrange, De Mendoza, Sferco & Santillana, 2019 inc.sed.
genus Palaeopapia Harrison & Walker, 1979 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [b8bb0d5b-27f3-4cd9-a9e6-4806dfadb5aa]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Anseriformes]
Data retrieved on: 31 January 2015
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Anseriformes]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Anseriformes]

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extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon