(?syn. Nettapus) No expl. (Rafinesque 1815, Analyse, 72, where placed in Serrirostria, sub-family Lophalia, after Pleptera). Gr. νησσαριον nēssarion  little duck  < dim. νησσα nēssa  duck.

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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 13 December 2018).