(syn. Anas Ϯ Chestnut-breasted Teal A. castanea) L. virago, viraginis  heroine, female warrior  < virgo, virginis  maiden; "Anas castanea (Eyton)  ...  I am much averse to inventing new groups; but I think it very possible that this species, being thus shown to differ so singularly from any Duck with which we are acquainted, will be made the type of a new genus or subgenus; and as some enthusiast may wish when conferring a name on a section so established to celebrate that of some notable person of the gentler sex who is gifted with masculine attributes, I think it as well to anticipate such a proceeding, and therefore suggest that if a new division be found expedient it should bear the appellation of Virago Ϯ, as a tribute to the virile characteristic of the ladies in question and of the female of this species of Duck.  ...  Ϯ Virago e genere Anatino cujus fœmina eadem quæ mas organa vocis habet." (A. Newton 1872).

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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 14 December 2018).