(syn. Netta Ϯ Red-crested Pochard N. rufina) Genus Mergus Linnaeus, 1758, merganser; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs  resembling; "Gen. 283. CALLICHEN, Br. (Mergoides, Eyton)   422. CALLICHEN RUFINUS, Brehm. (Anas rufina, Pall.) Gould, pl. 369" (Bonaparte 1838 (April)); "GENUS VI. CALLICHEN  ...  MERGOIDES nobis.  ...  We first initiated this genus on F. rufina, after having observed the trachea of that species.  ...  Affinities. In having bulbs on the tube of the trachea, and also in general form, this bird presents considerable affinity to the Mergansers" (Eyton 1838 (June)).

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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).