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Reunion Shelduck

Alopochen kervazoi (Cowles, GS 1994)

The Réunion sheldgoose or Kervazo's Egyptian goose is an extinct species of sheldgoose from Réunion. It was a close relative of the Egyptian goose and was about the same size. There is only one description remaining, that of Dubois made in 1674. Apart from that, the species is only known from brief reports and subfossil bones. Dubois' full account reads as follows:

Wild geese, slightly smaller than the European geese. They have the same feathering, but with the bill and feet red. They are very good [to eat]. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
   Alopochen
Scientific:
  Alopochen kervazoi


Original description

Citation:
  (Cowles, GS 1994)

Reference:
   Geobios 27(1) p.87-93

Protonym:
  Mascarenachen kervazoi

Link:
  https://doi.org/10.1016/S0016-6995(06)80215-9


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  10D0AD822B5247E0

Avibase ID:
  avibase-10D0AD82

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/10D0AD82


Taxonomic Serial Number:


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Alopochen kervazoi: Formerly Réunion Island. Extinct; likely extinct since late 1600s
English:
Reunion Shelduck
Catalan:
Oca de l'illa de la Reunió
Czech:
husice réunionská
Danish:
Réuniongravand
German:
Réuniongans
Spanish:
Ganso de Reunión
Spanish (Spain):
Ganso de Reunión
Finnish:
réunioninhanhi
French:
Ouette de La Réunion
Croatian:
reunionska utva
Hungarian:
réunioni ásólúd
Italian:
Casarca di Reunion
Japanese:
レユニオンツクシガモ
Lithuanian:
Kervazo egiptinė žąsis
Dutch:
Réuniongans
Norwegian:
reunionand
Polish:
kazarka reuniońska
Portuguese:
ganso-da-reunião
Russian:
Реюнионский гусь
Slovak:
húska réunionská
Serbian:
Guska sa ostrva Reunion
Swedish:
réuniongås
Ukrainian:
каргарка реюньйонська
Chinese:
留尼汪雁
Chinese (Traditional):
留尼旺雁


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Reunion Island Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Clements, version 2021:
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Clements, version 2022:
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Clements, version 2019:
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
eBird version 2019:
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
eBird version 2021:
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
eBird version 2022:
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Reunion Shelduck ( Alopochen kervazoi)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Reunion Sheldgoose ( Alopochen kervazoi)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Alopochen kervazoi

Taxonomic status:

Species status: fossil species (extinct)

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Catalan: Oca de l'illa de la Reunió
Czech: husice réunionská
Danish: Réuniongravand
German: Reunion-Gans, Réuniongans
English: Reunion Island shelduck, Reunion Sheldgoose, Reunion Shelduck
English, HBW: Reunion Shelduck
English (IOC): Reunion Sheldgoose
English (United States): Reunion Shelduck
Esperanto: Kervazoa tadorno, Reunia tadorno
Spanish: Ganso de Reunión, Ganso de Reunión
Spanish (Spain): Ganso de Reunión
Finnish: réunioninhanhi
French: Ouette de la Réunion
Croatian: reunionska utva
Hungarian: réunioni ásólúd
Italian: Casarca di Reunion
Japanese: レユニオンツクシガモ
Kazakh: Реюньон қазы
Scientific: Alopochen kervazoi, Mascarenachen kervazoi
Lithuanian: Kervazo egiptinė žąsis
Dutch: Réuniongans
Norwegian: reunionand
Polish: kazarka reuniońska
Portuguese: ganso-da-reunião
Portuguese (Portugal): ganso-da-reunião
Russian: Реюнионский гусь, Реюньонский гусь
Slovak: húska réunionská
Serbian: Guska sa ostrva Reunion
Swedish: réuniongås, Réunionnilgås
Turkish: Reünyon kazı
Ukrainian: каргарка реюньйонська
Chinese: 留尼汪雁
Chinese (Traditional): 留尼旺雁

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