Somateria Leach 1819 (eider)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

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

See also Clements et al. 2017 and Olson and Rasmussen 2001

Sister taxa: Bucephala, Clangula, Lophodytes, Melanitta, Mergus, Ocyplonessa, Shiriyanetta

Subtaxa: Somateria mollissima Somateria spectabilis

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Ecology: volant herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Quebec collection), Estonia (1), Finland (1), Greenland (1), Italy (2), Norway (1), Portugal (1), United States (2: Alaska, Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 11 collections including 15 occurrences

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