MELANITTA

(Anatidae; Ϯ Velvet Scoter M. fusca) Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; νηττα nētta  duck; "Familie. Enten, Anas.  ...  155. Gattung. Melanitta.   395. nigra.  396. fusca.  397. perspicillata." (Boie 1822); "Melanitta Boie, Isis von Oken, 1822, col. 564. Type, by subsequent designation, Anas fusca Linné. (Eyton, Monogr. Anat., 1838, p. 52.)" (Peters 1931, 1, 181).
Var. Melanonetta, Melanetta.
Synon. Ania, Maceranas, Macroramphus, Oidemia, Pelionetta, Phaeonetta.

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 16 December 2018).