PaleoDB taxon number: 347423
Full reference: T. A. Stidham and N. V. Zelenkov. 2016. North American–Asian aquatic bird dispersal in the Miocene: evidence from a new species of diving duck (Anseriformes: Anatidae) from North America (Nevada) with affinities to Mongolian taxa. Alcheringa 41
Sister taxon: Protomelanitta gracilis
Type specimen: UCMP 31460, a set of postcrania (proximal humerus). Its type locality is Ione Valley 15, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in Nevada.
Ecology: volant herbivore