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Mauritian Shelduck

Alopochen mauritiana (Newton, E; Gadow, HF 1893)

The Mauritius sheldgoose, also known as the Mauritius shelduck, is an extinct species of sheldgoose that was endemic to the island of Mauritius. While geese were mentioned by visitors to Mauritius in the 17th century, few details were provided by these accounts. In 1893, a carpometacarpus wing-bone and a pelvis from the Mare aux Songes swamp were used to name a new species of comb duck, Sarcidiornis mauritianus. These bones were connected to the contemporary accounts of geese and later determined to belong to a species related to the Egyptian goose, and placed in the sheldgoose genus Alopochen. The Mauritius and Réunion sheldgoose may have descended from Egyptian geese that colonised the Mascarene islands. Source: Wikipedia

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


Original description

Citation:
  (Newton, E; Gadow, HF 1893)

Reference:
   Trans. Zool. Soc. London 13 281-302

Protonym:
  Sarcidiornis mauritianus

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/101603#page/366/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  E4AA60C72AD342F4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-E4AA60C7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E4AA60C7


Taxonomic Serial Number:


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Alopochen mauritiana: Formerly Mauritius. Extinct; likely extinct since late 1600s
English:
Mauritian Shelduck
Catalan:
Oca de l'illa Maurici
Czech:
husice mauricijská
Danish:
Mauritiusgravand
German:
Mauritiusgans
Spanish:
Ganso de Mauricio
Spanish (Spain):
Ganso de Mauricio
Finnish:
mauritiuksenhanhi
French:
Ouette de Maurice
Croatian:
mauricijska utva
Hungarian:
mauritiusi ásólúd
Italian:
Casarca di Mauritius
Japanese:
モーリシャスツクシガモ
Lithuanian:
Mauricinė žąsis
Dutch:
Mauritiusgans
Norwegian:
mauritiusand
Polish:
kazarka maurytyjska
Portuguese:
ganso-da-maurícia
Russian:
Маврикийский гусь
Slovak:
húska maurícijská
Serbian:
Guska sa Mauricijusa
Swedish:
mauritiusgås
Ukrainian:
каргарка маврикійська
Chinese:
毛里求斯雁
Chinese (Traditional):
模里西斯雁


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Mauritian Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Mauritian Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Mauritian Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Mauritian Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Mauritian Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Mauritian Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Mauritian Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Mauritian Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Mauritian Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Clements, version 2021:
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Clements, version 2022:
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Clements, version 2019:
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
eBird version 2019:
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
eBird version 2021:
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
eBird version 2022:
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Mauritius Shelduck ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Mascarene Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritianus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Mascarene Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Mascarene Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Mascarene Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Mauritius Sheldgoose ( Alopochen mauritiana)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Alopochen mauritiana

Taxonomic status:

Species status: fossil species (extinct)

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Bengali: ভচয঱ীয় চিা
Bengali (transliteration): mariśīẏa cakhā
Catalan: Oca de l'illa Maurici
Czech: husice mauricijská
Danish: Mauritiusgravand
German: Mauritiusgans, Mauritius-Gans
English: Mascarene Sheldgoose, Mascarene Swan, Mauritian Shelduck, Mauritius Sheldgoose, Mauritius Shelduck
English, HBW: Mauritius Shelduck
English (IOC): Mauritius Sheldgoose
English (United States): Mauritius Shelduck
Esperanto: Maŭricia tadorno
Spanish: Ganso de Mauricio
Spanish (Spain): Ganso de Mauricio
Finnish: Mauritaanienhansu, mauritiuksenhanhi
French: Ouette de Maurice
Croatian: mauricijska utva
Hungarian: mauritiusi ásólúd
Italian: Casarca di Mauritius
Japanese: モーリシャスツクシガモ
Kazakh: Маврикий қазы
Scientific: Alopochen mauritania, Alopochen mauritiana, Alopochen mauritianus, Sarcidiornis mauritania, Sarcidiornis mauritiana, Sarkidiornis mauritania
Lithuanian: Mauricinė žąsis
Dutch: Maskarenengans, Mauritiusgans
Norwegian: mauritiusand
Polish: gesiówka maurytyjska, gęsiówka maurytyjska, kazarka maurytyjska
Portuguese: ganso-da-maurícia
Portuguese (Portugal): ganso-das-maurícias
Russian: Маврикийский гусь
Slovak: húska maurícijská
Serbian: Guska sa Mauricijusa
Swedish: mauritiusgås, Mauritiusnilgås
Turkish: Morityus kazı
Ukrainian: каргарка маврикійська
Chinese: 毛里求斯雁, 毛里裘斯雁
Chinese (Traditional): 模里西斯雁

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