Asarcornis Salvadori, Oat. B. M., xxvii. p. 59 (1895).
Type by mon., Anas scutulata Muller.
This genus is one specially created by Salvadori for the White-winged Wood-Duck, which previously had been placed either with Sarkidiornis, Casarca, Anas or Tadorna. It seems to be allied most nearly to the first-mentioned of these genera, differing in possessing no comb or spur and in having a flatter and larger bill. There is no other member of the genus.