(syn. Anser Ϯ Snow Goose A. caerulescens) Gr. χιων khiōn, χιονος khionos  snow; χην khēn, χηνος khēnos  goose; "c. *Chionochen Rchb.  hyperboreus (Anser - Pall.) R.   Ic. Av. t. 97. ic. 224-226" (Reichenbach 1852).

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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 11 December 2018).