Somateria spectabilis Linnaeus 1758 (king eider)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

Alternative combination: Anas spectabilis

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 Somateria according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also del Hoyo et al. 2014 and Linnaeus 1758

Sister taxa: Somateria fischeri, Somateria mollissima

Ecology: volant herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greenland (1 collection), Norway (1), United States (1: Florida)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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