The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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MELANITTA

(Anatidae; Velvet Scoter M. fusca) Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; νηττα nētta  duck; "131.  Melanitta fusca. — Anas fusca Lin.    132. Melanitta nigra Lin. — Anas nigra id." (Boie 1822 (Tagebuch Reise Norwegen)); "Familie. Enten, Anas.  ...  155. Gattung. Melanitta.   395. nigra.  396. fusca.  397. perspicillata." (Boie 1822 (Isis)); "Melanitta Boie, Isis von Oken, 1822, col. 564.  Type, by subsequent designation, Anas fusca Linné. (Eyton, Monogr. Anat., 1838, p. 52.)" (Peters, 1931, I, 181); "Melanitta Boie, 1822 (before May), Tagebuch Reise Norwegen, pp. 308 [not found], 351; also 1822, Isis von Oken, col. 564.  Type, by subsequent designation (Eyton, 1838, Monogr. Anatidae, p. 52), Anas fusca Linnaeus." (Johnsgard in Peters, 1979, I, 2nd ed., p. 492).
Var. Melanetta.
Synon. Ania, Maceranas, Macroramphus, Melanonetta, Oidemia, Pelionetta, Phaeonetta.


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