Branta Scopoli 1769 (goose)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

Parent taxon: Anserini according to J. Gonzalez et al. 2009

See also Bickart 1990, Brodkorb 1964, Clements et al. 2017, Emslie 1992, Guthrie 1992, Howard 1972, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Martin 1988, Olson and James 1982, Olson and James 1991, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Parmalee 1992 and Shufeldt 1891

Sister taxa: Anser, Cereopsis, Cygnavus

Subtaxa: Branta bernicla Branta canadensis Branta dickeyi Branta esmeralda Branta howardae Branta hutchinsii Branta hylobadistes Branta hypsibata Branta leucopsis Branta propinqua Branta ruficollis Branta sandvicensis Branta woolfendeni

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Ecology: volant folivore-granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (2 collections), Finland (1), Greece (2), Greenland (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (3), Malta (1), Mexico (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (47: Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Blancan of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (3: California)

Total: 68 collections including 78 occurrences

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