(syn. Nettapus Ϯ Cotton Pygmy Goose N. coromandelianus) Mod. L. anserella  little goose  < dim. L. anser, anseris  goose (cf. L. anserculus  little goose; Med. L. anserulus  gosling); "the fissirostral type of Anserella, or the little geese ducks of India, conduct us back to the subgenus Boschas among the typical ducks" (Swainson 1837).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 14 December 2018).