(syn. Branta Ϯ Brent Goose B. bernicla) Specific name Anas bernicla Linnaeus, 1758; "Macreuse; Bernicla, Anser, Cygnus" (Oken 1817): based on group-name “Bernaches” of Cuvier 1817  < Late Med. L. bernacula  barnacle goose (Cabard & Chauvet 2003, refer to, "le latin pernacula, petite coquille", but I cannot find that word in my dictionaries); "149. Gattung. Bernicla.   377. torquata.  378. leucopsis.  379. ruficollis." (Boie 1822).   Var. Bernicula.

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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 on 23 January 2019).