Bucephala albeola Linnaeus 1758 (bufflehead)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

Alternative combinations: Anas albeola, Charitonetta albeola

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 Bucephala according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Broughton 2004, Emslie 1992, Guthrie 2010, Howard 1946, Olson and Rasmussen 2001 and Wetmore 1962

Sister taxa: Bucephala angustipes, Bucephala clangula, Bucephala islandica, Bucephala ossivallis

Subtaxa: Bucephala albeola fossilis

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Type specimen: 1

Ecology: volant herbivore


• Quaternary of United States (13: California, Florida, Georgia, Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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