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Pink-eared duck

Index Pink-eared duck

The pink-eared duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus) is a species of duck found in Australia. [1]

19 relations: Anatinae, Australasian shoveler, Australia, Binomial nomenclature, Bird, Crustacean, Duck, Insect, John Latham (ornithologist), Mandible, Mollusca, Musk duck, New Zealand, Paraphyly, Perching duck, Plankton, Scarlett's duck, Stiff-tailed duck, Tadorninae.


The Anatinae are a subfamily of the family Anatidae (swans, geese and ducks).

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Australasian shoveler

The Australasian shoveler (Spatula rhynchotis) is a species of dabbling duck in the genus Spatula.

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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Binomial nomenclature

Binomial nomenclature ("two-term naming system") also called nomenclature ("two-name naming system") or binary nomenclature, is a formal system of naming species of living things by giving each a name composed of two parts, both of which use Latin grammatical forms, although they can be based on words from other languages.

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Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

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Crustaceans (Crustacea) form a large, diverse arthropod taxon which includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill, woodlice, and barnacles.

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Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the waterfowl family Anatidae, which also includes swans and geese.

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Insects or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum.

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John Latham (ornithologist)

John Latham (27 June 1740 – 4 February 1837) was an English physician, naturalist and author.

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The mandible, lower jaw or jawbone is the largest, strongest and lowest bone in the human face.

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Mollusca is a large phylum of invertebrate animals whose members are known as molluscs or mollusksThe formerly dominant spelling mollusk is still used in the U.S. — see the reasons given in Gary Rosenberg's.

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Musk duck

The musk duck (Biziura lobata) is a highly aquatic, stiff-tailed duck native to southern Australia.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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In taxonomy, a group is paraphyletic if it consists of the group's last common ancestor and all descendants of that ancestor excluding a few—typically only one or two—monophyletic subgroups.

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Perching duck

The perching ducks were previously treated as a small group of ducks in the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae, grouped together on the basis of their readiness to perch high in trees.

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Plankton (singular plankter) are the diverse collection of organisms that live in large bodies of water and are unable to swim against a current.

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Scarlett's duck

Scarlett's duck (Malacorhynchus scarletti) is an extinct duck species from New Zealand which was closely related to the Australian pink-eared duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus).

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Stiff-tailed duck

The stiff-tailed ducks, Oxyura, are part of the Oxyurini tribe of ducks.

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The Tadorninae is the shelduck-sheldgoose subfamily of the Anatidae, the biological family that includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl such as the geese and swans.

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Malacorhynchini, Malacorhynchus membranaceus, Pink eared duck, Pink-eared Duck, Zebra Duck.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink-eared_duck

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