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Melanitta  F. Boie, 1822
Taxonomic Serial No.: 175162

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Scoters [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2022   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderAnseriformes  – Ducks, Geese, Screamers, Swans, Waterfowl, canards, cygnes, oies, sauvagine  
                            FamilyAnatidae Leach, 1820 – Ducks, Geese, Swans, canards, cygnes, oies  
                               GenusMelanitta F. Boie, 1822 – Scoters  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Melanitta americana (Swainson, 1832) – American Scoter, Black Scoter, Macreuse à bec jaune, Negrón americano 
                                  Species Melanitta deglandi (Bonaparte, 1850) – White-winged Scoter, Macreuse à ailes blanches, Negrón aliblanco, negrola-d'asa-branca-americana 
                                  Species Melanitta fusca (Linnaeus, 1758) – Velvet Scoter, Negreta ala blanca, Macreuse brune, Negrón especulado, negrola-d'asa-branca, White-winged Scoter 
                                  Species Melanitta nigra (Linnaeus, 1758) – Negreta negra, Black Scoter, Common Scoter, Macreuse noire, Negrón común, negrola 
                                  Species Melanitta perspicillata (Linnaeus, 1758) – Negreta nuca blanca, Surf Scoter, Macreuse à front blanc, Negrón careto, negrola-de-lunetas 
                                  Species Melanitta stejnegeri (Ridgway, 1887) – Stejneger's Scoter, Macreuse de Sibérie, Negrón siberiano 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Melanitta    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Melanitta    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List (version 12.1), website (version 12.1)  
  Acquired: 2022   
  Notes: Gill, F., D. Donsker, and P. Rasmussen, eds. 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.1). doi: 10.14344/IOC.ML.12.1. Available at [Accessed 21 Jan, 2022]   
  Reference for: Melanitta   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Melanitta   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2006.12.10, website (version 10-Dec-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Melanitta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Melanitta, Scoters [English]   

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