Anserinae Vigors, 1825
* Anserinae Report on ITIS
The Anserinae is a subfamily in the waterfowl family Anatidae. It includes the swans and true geese. Under alternative systematical concepts (see e.g. Terres & NAS, 1991), it is split into two subfamilies, the Anserinae containing the geese (and also the whistling-ducks), while the Cygninae contain the swans.
A number of other waterbirds, mainly related to the shelducks, have "goose" as part of their name; see the family page at Anatidae and the goose page for these.
Swans - tribe Cygnini
* Genus Cygnus - true swans
The black-and-yellow-billed swans are sometimes separated in the genus Olor.
True Geese - tribe Anserini
* Genus Anser - grey geese
* Genus Coscoroba - Coscoroba Swan
The following two genera are distinct from other geese and often elevated to a subfamily of its own (Cereopsinae), or alternatively into the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae:
* Genus Cereopsis - Cape Barren Goose
There are some enigmatic subfossils of very large goose-like birds from the Hawaiian Islands which do not appear to be moa-nalos (goose-sized dabbling ducks). They cannot be assigned to any genus living today, though most if not all may be fairly close to Branta:
* Geochen rhuax - initially alied with Cereopsis, but this seems hardly correct for reasons of biogeography.
* Terres, John K. & National Audubon Society (1991): The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Wings Books, New York. ISBN 0-517-03288-0
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