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Pere David’s Swan (Cygnus davidii)

Pere David’s Swan (Cygnus davidii)

First observed in 19th century China, and then again in 20th century England, it is described as “a smallish white swan with...
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Cygnus palaeoregonus

Discovered in North America near Fossil Lake, Oregon, in association with flamingo fossils, this species has tentatively been named Cygnus paleoregonus.
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New Zealand/Pouwa Swan (Cygnus sumnerensis or Cygnus chathamnensis)

The largest specimens of extinct birds are said to have been found mostly on islands. Thus, not surprisingly a giant swan fossil...
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Giant/Maltese Swan (Cygnus falconeri or Palaeocycnus)

The giant extinct Maltese Swan was a land-feeding bird, well adapted for walking but with little or no ability to fly. By...
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