Order
Anseriformes
Family
Anatidae
Genus
Oressochen
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Orinoco Goose Oressochen jubatus

Lisa Davenport, Whaldener Endo, and Ken Kriese
Version: 1.0 — Published March 8, 2013

Systematics

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Geographic Variation

There are no subspecies and no known geographic patterns of variation in plumage.

Related Species

Orinoco Goose is the only extant species in the genus Neochen.  It is a shelduck in the family Anatidae, and the subfamily Tadorninae. Neochen is the sister genus to Chloephaga, another genus of South American goose (Eo et al. 2009).

Recommended Citation

Davenport, L., W. Endo, and K. Kriese (2013). Orinoco Goose (Oressochen jubatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.origoo1.01