(syn. Mareca Ϯ Gadwall M. strepera) Gr. κτεις kteis, κτενος ktenos  comb; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; "We have also, since the printing of our generic characters, seen an article in the "Penny Cyclopædia" (Fuligulinæ) relating to a portion of the Anatidæ, in which we are informed that the generic appellation of Chauliodus has been pre-occupied: as we find on reference this to have been the case, we venture to propose that of Ktinorhynchus instead, alluding to the comb-like appearance of the lamellæ on each side of the bill.  ...  KTINORHYNCHUS STREPERA  ...  GADWALL" (Eyton 1838).

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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 www.hbw.com on 17 December 2018).