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Pink-eared duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anatinae
Genus: Malacorhynchus
Swainson, 1831

Malacorhynchus membranaceus
Malacorhynchus scarletti

Malacorhynchus is a genus of duck within the family Anatidae.[1] It was established in 1831 by English ornithologist William John Swainson, when he proposed moving the pink-eared duck into a subgenus (Malacorhynchus) based on unique characters of its beak and toes.[2] The genus contains one living and one extinct species.[1][3]

List of species


  1. ^ a b c "Malacorhynchus Swainson, 1831". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ Swainson, W. J. (1831). Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. 2 (4): 18. ((cite journal)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ a b Worthy, T. H. (January 1995). "Description of Some Post-cranial Bones of Malacorhynchus scarletti, a Large Extinct Pink-eared Duck from New Zealand". Emu - Austral Ornithology. 95 (1): 13–22. Bibcode:1995EmuAO..95...13W. doi:10.1071/MU9950013.
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