(syn. Melanitta Ϯ Velvet Scoter M. fusca) French Macreuse  scoter  < Old French Macroule  sea devil  < Old Norman Macrole  black coot (cf. L. macerare  to soak); L. anas, anatis  duck; "1er Sous-Genre. MACREUSE, Cuv., maceranas.  ...  Types: la grande macreuse, Buff., enl. 956 (anas fusca, L.); la macreuse, Buff., enl. 978 (anas nigra L.)" (Lesson 1828).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 January 2019).