Stejneger’s Scoter / Melanitta stejnegeri

Stejneger\'s Scoter / Melanitta stejnegeri

Stejneger's Scoter

SCI Name:  Melanitta stejnegeri
Protonym:  Oidemia stejnegeri Man.N.Am.Birds p.112
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whwsco1
Type Locality:  Kamchatka to Japan.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1887
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DEFINITIONS

MELANITTA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Velvet Scoter M. fusca) Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; νηττα nētta  duck; "Familie. Enten, Anas.  ...  155. Gattung. Melanitta.   395. nigra.  396. fusca.  397. perspicillata." (Boie 1822); "Melanitta Boie, Isis von Oken, 1822, col. 564. Type, by subsequent designation, Anas fusca Linné. (Eyton, Monogr. Anat., 1838, p. 52.)" (Peters 1931, I, 181).
Var. Melanetta.
Synon. Ania, Maceranas, Macroramphus, Melanonetta, Oidemia, Pelionetta, Phaeonetta.

stejnegeri
Dr Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1851–1943) Norwegian zoologist resident in USA 1881-1943, Curator Smithsonian Institution 1884-1943 (‡Akialoa, subsp. Anthus gustavi, subsp. Columba janthina, subsp. Dendrocopos leucotos, syn. Hemignathus kauaiensis, subsp. Hypsipetes amaurotis, Melanitta, syn. Parus major nigriloris, subsp. Saxicola torquatus, syn. Spindalis zena, subsp. Spinus xanthogastrus, subsp. Zosterops japonicus).