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Melanitta ceruttii Chandler 1990 (scoter)

Reptilia - Anseriformes - Anatidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 145779

Full reference: R. M. Chandler. 1990. Fossil birds of the San Diego Formation, Late Pliocene, Blancan, San Diego County, California. Ornithological Monographs 44:73-161

Belongs to Melanitta according to R. M. Chandler 1990

Sister taxa: Melanitta (Pelionetta), Melanitta fusca, Melanitta nigra, Melanitta perspicillata

Type specimen: SDSNH 23584/3153, a limb element (right humerus). Its type locality is SDNHM 3153, which is in a Blancan marine horizon in the San Diego Formation of California.

Ecology: volant herbivore