AMAZONETTA

(Anatidae; Ϯ Brazilian Teal A. brasiliensis) Amazon River; Gr. νηττα nētta  duck. "Habitat in Brasilia" (J. Gmelin 1789): based on "Anas brasiliensis" of Brisson 1760 (ex "Mareca, alia species" of Marcgrave 1648); "Amazonetta gen. nov.  a genere Nettion Kaup alis rotundioribus magno extensoque speculo, remigibus primariis speculo similiter ornatis, tectricibus inferioribus nigris, rostro fortiore latioreque, ungue maxillae latiore principaliter differt.  Typus: A. brasiliense (Gm.)" (von Boetticher 1929).
Synon. Aixopsis.

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 24 January 2019).