Aythya affinis Eyton 1838 (lesser scaup)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

Alternative combinations: Fuligula affinis, Nyroca affinis

Belongs to Aythya according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Brodkorb and Phillips 1973, Broughton 2004, Emslie 1992, Guthrie 2010, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Parmalee 1992, Steadman et al. 2003 and Wetmore 1931

Sister taxa: Aythya americana, Aythya aretina, Aythya arvernensis, Aythya australis, Aythya collaris, Aythya ferina, Aythya fuligula, Aythya marila, Aythya novaeseelandiae, Aythya nyroca, Aythya sepulta, Aythya spatiosa, Aythya valisineria

Ecology: volant herbivore


• Quaternary of Mexico (3 collections), Panama (1), United States (12: California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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