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Pinpanetta is an extinct genus of birds, in the duck family, from the Late Oligocene of central Australia. The genus name comes from Lake Pinpa, in the Lake Eyre Basin of north-eastern South Australia, with reference to the Pinpa Local Fauna from which much of the descriptive fossil material derives, and from the Greek netta (“duck”). It comprises three species:[1]

  • P. tedfordi Worthy, 2009 (type species)
  • P. vickersrichae Worthy, 2009
  • P. fromensis Worthy, 2009
Temporal range: Late Oligocene, 26–24 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anatinae
Genus: Pinpanetta
Worthy, 2009

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  1. ^ Worthy, Trevor H. (2009). "Descriptions and phylogenetic relationships of two new genera and four new species of Oligo-Miocene waterfowl (Aves: Anatidae) from Australia". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 156: 411–454. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00483.x.