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The Eurasian wigeon (Mareca penelope) belongs to the family of ducks, wigeons, geese and swans, the Anatidae under the order Anseriformes.

Eurasian wigeon taxonomy

The Anatidae is the family of ducks, wigeons, 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 seven subfamilies, including Anatinae. The subfamily Anatinae was first described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

Several genera have been placed under the subfamily Anatinae, including 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 five extant species, viz., M. strepera (gadwall), M. falcata (falcated teal), M. penelope (Eurasian wigeon), M. sibilatrix (ChiloƩ wigeon) and M. americana (American wigeon).

The M. penelope wigeon species was first described by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758. This wigeon species is monotypic.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Mareca penelope
Species:M. penelope
Genus:Mareca
Subfamily:-
Family:Anatidae
Order:Anseriformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Eurasian wigeon - Mareca penelope
1.Eurasian wigeon - Mareca penelope
Image by Estormiz


Mareca penelope
2.Eurasian wigeon - Mareca penelope
Image by Ian Kirk

Mareca penelope
3.Eurasian wigeon - Mareca penelope
Image by Alpsdake

Mareca penelope
4.Eurasian wigeon - Mareca penelope
Image by Alpsdake

Mareca penelope female
5.Eurasian wigeon female - Mareca penelope
Image by Alpsdake

Mareca penelope
6.Eurasian wigeon - Mareca penelope
Image by Becky Matsubara

Mareca penelope
7.Eurasian wigeon - Mareca penelope
Image by Becky Matsubara

Mareca penelope
8.Eurasian wigeon - Mareca penelope
Image by Andreas Trepte

Mareca penelope
9.Eurasian wigeon - Mareca penelope
Image by Guwashi999
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1.Eurasian wigeon image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anas_Penelope_Oulu_20120506_02.jpg (cropped)
Author: Estormiz | License: Public domain
2.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_splash_of_colour!_(8509419367).jpg (cropped)
Author: Ian Kirk | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 8/14/18
3.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anas_penelope_male_s3.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/14/18
4.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anas_penelope_s2.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/14/18
5.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anas_penelope_female_s2.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/14/18
6.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/beckymatsubara/28066043019/ (cropped)
Author: Becky Matsubara | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 8/14/18
7.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/beckymatsubara/33256340845/ (cropped)
Author: Becky Matsubara | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 8/14/18
8.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: Andreas Trepte | License: CC BY-SA 2.5 as on 8/14/18
9.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/guwashi999/3284627572/ (cropped)
Author: Guwashi999 | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 8/14/18
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