(syn. Melanitta Ϯ Black Scoter M. nigra) Gr. ανια ania  grief, sorrow (i.e. in mourning, black); "OIDEMIA.  SCOTER.  ... OIDEMIA. Fleming.  ANIA. Leach in Brit. Mus. Coll.  ... All the known species are distinguished by a dull and fuliginous garb and inelegant form" (Stephens 1824).

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Jobling, J. A. (2020). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2020). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 22 February 2020).