Mascarenachen

‡ (syn. Alopochen Ϯ Réunion Sheldgoose A. kervazoi) Mascarene Islands; Gr. χην khēn, χηνος khēnos  goose. The Réunion Sheldgoose was considered very good to eat, and over-hunting doubtless caused its extinction during the 17th century.

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Recommended citation
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 www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).