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Alopochen (Egyptian goose)

Wikipedia Abstract

Alopochen is a genus of the bird family Anatidae, part of the subfamily Tadorninae along with the shelducks. It contains one extant species, the Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca), and two or three species which became extinct in the last 1000 years or so. The Egyptian goose is native to mainland Africa, and the extinct species are from Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands. mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data suggest that the relationships of Alopochen to Tadorna need further investigation. The extinct species of the genus are:
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Alopochen aegyptiaca (Egyptian Goose) (Attributes)

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Monde Sauvage Safari SPRL
Shuttleworth College Animal Centre

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