Mergus serrator Linnaeus 1758 (red-breasted merganser)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

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

See also Broughton 2004, Emslie 1992, Guthrie 1992, Olson and Rasmussen 2001 and Zelenkov et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Mergus australis, Mergus merganser, Mergus milleneri, Mergus miscellus

Ecology: volant herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (3 collections), Estonia (1), Finland (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (8: California, Florida, Oregon)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 16 collections including 17 occurrences

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