(syn. Cygnus Ϯ Black-necked Swan C. melancoryphus) Genus Sthenelus Stejneger, 1882, swan; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs  resembling; "In the first place, I find that the name Sthenelus, which I applied, in 1882, to the Black-necked Swan from South America, was preoccupied. It consquently requires a new one, and I propose in future to call the species Sthenelides melancorypha" (Stejneger 1884).

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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 on 24 January 2019).