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Melanitta perspicillata Linnaeus 1758 (surf scoter)

Reptilia - Anseriformes - Anatidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83454

Alternative combination: Anas perspicillata

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Melanitta according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Melanitta ceruttii, Melanitta fusca, Melanitta nigra

Type specimen: 1

Ecology: volant herbivore