Melanitta Boie 1822 (scoter)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

Synonyms: Oedemia Fleming 1822, Oidemia Fleming 1822

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

See also Chandler 1990, Clements et al. 2017, Guthrie 1992 and Olson and Rasmussen 2001

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

Subtaxa: Melanitta ceruttii Melanitta fusca Melanitta nigra Melanitta perspicillata

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Ecology: volant herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Finland (1 collection), Norway (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (33: California, Maryland, Oregon)

• Blancan of United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 40 collections including 55 occurrences

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