Spatula clypeata Linnaeus 1758 (northern shoveler)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

Alternative combination: Anas clypeata

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Spatula according to D. Michailidis et al. 2018

See also Bedetti and Pavia 2013, Boule and De Villeneuve 1927, Broughton 2004, Clements et al. 2017, Emslie 1992, Guthrie 2010, Howard 1946, Howard 1963, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Steadman and Mead 2010, Steadman et al. 2015 and Zelenkov et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Spatula cyanoptera, Spatula discors, Spatula platalea, Spatula querquedula, Spatula rhynchotis

Type specimen: 1

Ecology: volant herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (6 collections), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Monaco (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (14: California, Florida, Oregon, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of United States (3: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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