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Table 1 Current taxonomy for the True Geese (tribe Anserini)

From: Hybridization in geese: a review

English Name Scientific Name Subspecies
Genus ANSER
 Swan Goose Anser cygnoides  
 Taiga Bean Goose Anser fabalis A. f. fabalis
A. f. johanseni
A. f. middendorffii
 Tundra Bean Goose Anser serrirostris A. serrirostris rossicus
A. serrirostris serrirostris
 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus  
 Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons A. a. albifrons (Eurasian)
A. a. flavirostris (Greenland)
A. a. gambeli (Western)
A. a. frontalis (Western)
A. a. elgasi (Tule)
 Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus  
 Greylag Goose Anser anser A. a. anser (European)
A. a. rubrirostris (Siberian)
 Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus  
 Emperor Goose Anser canagicus
 Snow Goose Anser caerulescens A. c. caerulescens
A. c. atlantica
 Ross’ Goose Anser rossii  
Genus BRANTA
 Brent Goose Branta bernicla B. b. bernicla (Dark-bellied)
B. b. hrota (Pale-bellied or Atlantic)
B. b. nigricans (Black)
B. b. orientalis
 Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis  
 Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii B. h. leucopareia (Aleutian)
B. h. hutchinsii (Richardson’s)
B. h. minima (Minima)
B. h. taverneri (Taverner’s)
 Canada Goose Branta canadensis B. c. moffitti
B. c. maxima
B. c. occidentalis
B. c. fulva
B. c. canadensis
B. c. interior
B. c. parvipes
 Hawaiian Goose Branta sandvicensis  
 Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis