(syn. Aythya Ϯ Canvasback A. valisineria) Gr. αριστος aristos  best; νηττα nētta  duck; "Should it be considered expedient, for these reasons, to establish for the canvas-back a new genus, the name of Aristonetta would be very appropriate, on account of the great superiority of its flesh as an article of food" (Baird 1858).

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Jobling, J. A. (2020). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2020). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 18 February 2020).