Anseranatidae is a waterbird biological family. The only extant species, the Magpie goose is a resident breeder in northern Australia and southern New Guinea.
This family is classified as Anseriformes because of its distinctive bill structure; however, it is unique from the other families in this taxon.
This family is a living fossil, having separated before the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction catastrophe 68–67 million years ago, according to the related Vegavis iaai. There is a small amount of fossil evidence.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Flock
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No