Branta bernicla Linnaeus 1758 (brant)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

Alternative combination: Anas bernicla

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

See also Bedetti and Pavia 2013, Hamon 1959, Howard 1946 and Olson and Rasmussen 2001

Sister taxa: Branta canadensis, Branta dickeyi, Branta esmeralda, Branta howardae, Branta hutchinsii, Branta hylobadistes, Branta hypsibata, Branta leucopsis, Branta propinqua, Branta ruficollis, Branta sandvicensis, Branta woolfendeni

Subtaxa: Branta bernicla nigricans

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Type specimen: 1

Ecology: volant folivore-granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (1 collection), Italy (2), Malta (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: California, Florida, Oregon, Virginia)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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