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Melanitta Boie 1822 (scoter)

Reptilia - Anseriformes - Anatidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83452

Synonyms: Oedemia Fleming 1822 (no. 368458), Oidemia Fleming 1822 (no. 368457)

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

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