The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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Mascarenachen

‡ (Anatidaesyn. Alopochen Ϯ Réunion Sheldgoose A. kervazoi) Mascarene Islands; Gr. χην khēn, χηνος khēnos  goose. The Réunion Sheldgoose was considered very good to eat, and over-hunting doubtless caused its extinction during the 17th century.


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