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The American wigeon (Mareca americana) belongs to the family Anatidae under the order Anseriformes.

American wigeon taxonomy

The Anatidae is the family of ducks, geese, and swans. The family Anatidae was first introduced by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The family Anatidae comprises around 146 species in 43 genera, including genus Mareca. The genus Mareca was first described by James Francis Stephens (16 September 1792 – 22 December 1852), an English entomologist and naturalist, in the year 1824.

The genus Mareca comprises six species, viz., Mareca strepera, Mareca falcata, Mareca penelope, Mareca sibilatrix, Mareca americana and Mareca marecula (extinct).

The species Mareca americana was first described (as Anas americana) by Johann Friedrich Gmelin (8 August 1748 – 1 November 1804), a German naturalist, botanist, entomologist, herpetologist and malacologist, in the year 1789. The species Mareca americana is monotypic.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Mareca americana
Species:M. americana
Genus:Mareca
Subfamily:-
Family:Anatidae
Order:Anseriformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
American wigeon - Mareca americana
1.American wigeon - Mareca americana
Image by Judy Gallagher


Mareca americana
2.American wigeon - Mareca americana
Image by Judy Gallagher

Mareca americana
3.American wigeon - Mareca americana
Image by Pacific Southwest Region USFWSr

Mareca americana
4.American wigeon - Mareca americana
Image by Davefoc

Mareca americana
5.American wigeon - Mareca americana
Image by Donna Dewhurst, USFWS

Mareca americana
6.American wigeon - Mareca americana
Image by Tony Hisgett

Mareca americana
7.American wigeon - Mareca americana
Image by Judy Gallagher

Mareca americana
8.American wigeon - Mareca americana
Image by Becky Matsubara

Mareca americana
9.Mareca americana
Image by Dominic Sherony
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1.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/6884436445/ (cropped)
Author: Judy Gallagher | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/21/18
2.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:American_Wigeon_-_Reifel_Refuge,_British_Columbia.jpg (cropped)
Author: Judy Gallagher | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/21/18
3.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfws_pacificsw/6881754228/ (cropped)
Author: Pacific Southwest Region USFWSr | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/21/18
4.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AnasAmericanaMale_1839.JPG (cropped)
Author: Davefoc | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 6/21/18
5.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anas_americana_-_drake.jpg (cropped)
Author: Donna Dewhurst, USFWS | License: Public domain
6.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hisgett/6378299245/ (cropped)
Author: Tony Hisgett | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/21/18
7.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/6884435971/ (cropped)
Author: Judy Gallagher | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/21/18
8.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/beckymatsubara/16563331879/ (cropped)
Author: Becky Matsubara | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/21/18
9.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9765210@N03/4411669159/ (cropped)
Author: Dominic Sherony | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 6/21/18
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