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Melanitta Boie, 1822

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Anseriformes »  family Anatidae - ducks, geese and swans


Included taxa

Number of records: 7

species Melanitta americana (Swainson, 1832) - American Scoter
species Melanitta deglandi (Bonaparte, 1850) - White-winged Scoter

Melanitta deglandi

species Melanitta fusca (Linnaeus, 1758) - European Velvet Scoter

Melanitta fusca

species Melanitta nigra (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common Scoter

Melanitta nigra

species Melanitta perspicillata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata

species Melanitta stejnegeri (Ridgway, 1887) - Stejneger's Scoter

Fossil taxa

species Melanitta ceruttii Chandler, 1990

Links and literature

EN F. Gill, D. Donsker & P. Rasmussen (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Melanitta Boie, F, 1822]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021

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extinct taxon