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Mergus (greater mergansers)

Wikipedia Abstract

Mergus is the genus of the typical mergansers, fish-eating ducks in the seaduck subfamily (Merginae). The genus name is a Latin word used by Pliny and other Roman authors to refer to an unspecified waterbird. The hooded merganser, often termed Mergus cucullatus, is not of this genus but closely related. The other "aberrant" merganser, the smew (Mergellus albellus), is phylogenetically closer to goldeneyes (Bucephala).
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Mergus australis (Auckland island merganser) (Extinct) (Attributes)
Mergus merganser (Common Merganser) (Attributes)
Mergus milleneri
Mergus minutus
Mergus miscellus
Mergus octosetaceus (Brazilian Merganser) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Mergus serrator (Red-breasted Merganser) (Attributes)
Mergus spec
Mergus squamatus (Scaly-sided Merganser) (Endangered) (Attributes)

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0