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Aythya (diving ducks)

Wikipedia Abstract

Aythya is a genus of diving ducks. It has twelve described species. The name Aythya comes from the Ancient Greek word αυθυια, aithuia, which may have referred to a sea-dwelling duck or an auklet. Aythya shihuibas was described from the Late Miocene of China. Zelenkov (2016) transferred the species Anas denesi Kessler (2013), known from the late Miocene of Hungary, to the genus Aythya. An undescribed prehistoric species is known only from Early Pleistocene fossil remains found at Dursunlu, Turkey; it might however be referrable to a paleosubspecies of an extant species considering its age (see also Greater scaup).
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Aythya affinis (Lesser Scaup) (Attributes)
Aythya americana (Redhead) (Attributes)
Aythya australis (Hardhead) (Attributes)
Aythya baeri (Baer's Pochard) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Aythya collaris (Ring-necked Duck) (Attributes)
Aythya ferina (Common Pochard) (Attributes)
Aythya fuligula (Tufted Duck) (Attributes)
Aythya innotata (Madagascar Pochard) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Aythya marila (Greater Scaup) (Attributes)
Aythya novaeseelandiae (New Zealand Scaup) (Attributes)
Aythya nyroca (Ferruginous Duck) (Attributes)
Aythya valisineria (Canvasback) (Attributes)

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Toledo Zoological Gardens

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