Anas acuta Linnaeus 1758 (northern pintail)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

Alternative combination: Dafila acuta

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 Anas according to D. Michailidis et al. 2018

See also Burchak-Abramovich and Burchak 1998, Clements et al. 2017, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Hay 1902, Howard 1946, Howard 1963, Howard 1969, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Shufeldt 1891, Steadman and Mead 2010 and Zelenkov et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Anas (Nettium), Anas amotape, Anas apscheronica, Anas bahamensis, Anas basaltica, Anas bernieri, Anas blanchardi, Anas castanea, Anas chathamica, Anas chlorotis, Anas crassa, Anas crecca, Anas erythrorhyncha, Anas flavirostris, Anas fulvigula, Anas georgica, Anas gracilis, Anas isarensis, Anas itchtucknee, Anas kurochkini, Anas laysanensis, Anas luederitzensis, Anas macroptera, Anas marecula, Anas melleri, Anas meyeri, Anas pachyscelus, Anas platyrhynchos, Anas risgoviensis, Anas robusta, Anas rubripes, Anas sanctaehelenae, Anas sansaniensis, Anas schneideri, Anas skalicensis, Anas soporata, Anas superciliosa, Anas talarae, Anas theodori

Ecology: volant herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Azerbaijan (1 collection), Egypt (6), Greece (2), Italy (1), Japan (1), Mexico (3), the Russian Federation (2), United States (10: Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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