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Anhinga novaehollandiae

Anhinga novaehollandiae (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Pelecaniformes
Familia: Anhingidae
Genus: Anhinga
Species: Anhinga novaehollandiae


Anhinga novaehollandiae (Gould, 1847)

Vernacular names
English: Australian Darter
Nederlands: Australische slangehalsvogel


Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Pt15 no.170 p.34

The Australasian Darter or Australian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) is a species of bird in the darter family, Anhingidae . It is found in Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.

It is closely related to American (Anhinga anhinga), African (Anhinga rufa), and Oriental (Anhinga melanogster) Darters.

Typical habitat is freshwater or brackish wetlands more than 0.5m deep with fallen trees or logs and vegetated banks; less commonly, Darters are found in sheltered saltwater or estuarine environments.


1. ^ BirdLife International (2004). Anhinga novaehollandiae. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 27 July 2007.

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