genus Anas


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Noun1.genus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducksgenus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
bird genus - a genus of birds
Anatidae, family Anatidae - swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
Anas platyrhynchos, mallard - wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed
Anas rubripes, black duck - a dusky duck of northeastern United States and Canada
teal - any of various small short-necked dabbling river ducks of Europe and America
Anas penelope, widgeon, wigeon - freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals
Anas clypeata, shoveler, shoveller, broadbill - freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill
Anas acuta, pintail, pin-tailed duck - long-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail feathers
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When we go back to the beginnings of the word duck, we see that the historically primary meaning of the lexical category in question is 'a swimming bird of the genus Anas and kindred genera of the family Anatidae, of which species are found all over the world' (see the OED dictionary).
Overall prevalence of AIV was 0.8% and restricted to the winter sample; however, prevalence in species within the genus Anas was 1.3% and was highest in black ducks (7%; Anas rubripes) and northern shovelers (8%; Anas clypeata).
bessomi (length of the carpometacarpal from the proximal end to the tip of the facet for digit III is 33.51 mm in the type specimen and 35.11 mm in female and 37.33 mm in male Anas crecca) may warrant retention as a separate species within the genus Anas. The remaining bones from Vallecito Creek seem correctly assigned to Oxyura and, like the material listed here, are slightly smaller than recent material of O.