Cygnus lacustris (De Vis, 1905)

Lake swan (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Archaeocygnus lacustris De Vis, 1905 (original combination)


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



South Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

De Vis, Charles W. (1905). A contribution to the extinct avifauna of Australia. Annals of the Queensland Museum 6: 3-25.


Other references:

Antoine Louchart, Patrick Vignaud, Andossa Likius, Hassane Taisso Mackaye and Michel Brunet. (2005). A New Swan (Aves: Anatidae) in Africa, from the Latest Miocene of Chad and Libya. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(2): 384-392. [Abstract]

Rich, Patricia Vickers and Van Tets, Gerry F. (1981). The fossil pelicans of Australia. Records of the South Australian Museum 18: 235-264.

Rich, Patricia Vickers and Van Tets, Gerry F. (1982). Fossil birds of Australia and New Guinea: their biogeographic, phylogenetic, and biostratigraphic input, pp. 235-384. In Rich, Patricia Vickers and Thompson, E. M. (eds.). The Fossil Vertebrate Record of Australasia. Clayton, Victoria: Monash University Offset Printing Unit.

Van Tets, Gerry F. and Rich, Patricia Vickers. (1990). An evaluation of de Vis' fossil birds. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 28: 165-168.


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