Genus ASARCORNIS

Genus ASARCORNIS.

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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus ASARCORNIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
387
M_ID: 
380
M_SN: 
Asarcornis
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5234

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