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Somateria mollissima v-nigrum  Bonaparte, 1855
Taxonomic Serial No.: 714758

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s): Somateria mollissima v-nigra G. R. Gray, 1856
  Common Name(s): Pacific Eider [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderAnseriformes  – Ducks, Geese, Screamers, Swans, Waterfowl, canards, cygnes, oies, sauvagine  
                            FamilyAnatidae  – Ducks, Geese, Swans, canards, cygnes, oies  
                                  GenusSomateria Leach, 1819 – Greater Eiders, Typical Eiders  
                                     SpeciesSomateria mollissima (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Eider, eider à duvet  
                                        SubspeciesSomateria mollissima v-nigrum Bonaparte, 1855 – Pacific Eider  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  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: Somateria mollissima v-nigrum   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Livezey, Bradley C.  
  Publication Date: 1995   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogeny and Evolutionary Ecology of Modern Seaducks (Anatidae: Mergini)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Condor, vol. 9, no. 1   
  Page(s): 233-255   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0010-5422   
  Reference for: Somateria mollissima v-nigrum, Pacific Eider [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  



  Comment: See extensive comments on Zoonomen website regarding gender and authorship issues  



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