Lophodytes Reichenbach 1853 (seaduck)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

Parent taxon: Mergini according to J. Gonzalez et al. 2009

See also Clements et al. 2017, Hay 1902, Lunk 1952 and Shufeldt 1891

Sister taxa: Bucephala, Clangula, Melanitta, Mergus, Ocyplonessa, Shiriyanetta, Somateria

Subtaxa: Lophodytes cucullatus

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Type: Mergus cucullatus

Ecology: volant herbivore


• Quaternary of United States (8: Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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