Branta bernicla Linnaeus 1758 (brant)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

Alternative combination: Anas bernicla

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Branta according to D. Michailidis et al. 2018

See also Bedetti and Pavia 2013, Clements et al. 2017, Hamon 1959, Hay 1902, Howard 1946 and Olson and Rasmussen 2001

Sister taxa: Branta canadensis, Branta dickeyi, Branta esmeralda, Branta howardae, Branta hutchinsii, Branta hylobadistes, Branta hypsibata, Branta leucopsis, Branta propinqua, Branta ruficollis, Branta sandvicensis, Branta woolfendeni

Subtaxa: Branta bernicla nigricans

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Type specimen: 1

Ecology: volant folivore-granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (1 collection), Greece (1), Italy (2), Malta (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: California, Florida, Oregon, Virginia)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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