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Common Eider [mollissima]

Somateria mollissima [mollissima or borealis] (= Somateria mollissima mollissima) (Linnaeus, 1758)




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Classification
Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
   Somateria
Scientific:
  Somateria mollissima mollissima


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.124

Protonym:
  Anas mollissima

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727029


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  014A976E258718DF

Avibase ID:
  avibase-014A976E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/014A976E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 714757

Geographic range:

  • Somateria mollissima mollissima: Coast of nw Eurasia; winters to coastal s France
  • Somateria mollissima borealis: breeds northeastern Arctic Canada, Greenland, and Iceland to Franz Josef Land; winters from Iceland and southern Greenland to the Maritime Provinces (Canada)
English:
Common Eider [mollissima]
French:
Eider à duvet [mollissima ou borealis]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
Greenland Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
Greenland Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
Greenland Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
Greenland Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
Greenland Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
Greenland Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
Northern Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Eider ( Somateria mollissima)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Common Eider [mollissima] ( Somateria mollissima [mollissima or borealis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Common Eider [nominate group] ( Somateria mollissima [mollissima or borealis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Common Eider [nominate group] ( Somateria mollissima [mollissima or borealis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Common Eider [nominate group] ( Somateria mollissima [mollissima or borealis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Common Eider [nominate group] ( Somateria mollissima [mollissima or borealis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Common Eider [nominate group] ( Somateria mollissima [mollissima or borealis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Common Eider [nominate] ( Somateria mollissima [mollissima or borealis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Common Eider [nominate] ( Somateria mollissima [mollissima or borealis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Common Eider [nominate] ( Somateria mollissima [mollissima or borealis])

Taxonomic status:

Species status: subspecies group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Somateria mollissima

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Catalan: Èider
Danish: Ederfugl
German: Europäische Eiderente
English: Common Eider (nominate group), Common Eider [mollissima], Common Eider [nominate group], Common Eider [nominate], Eider, Greenland Eider, Northern Eider
Esperanto: Molanaso
Spanish: Eider común
Estonian: Hahk
French: Eider à duvet, Eider à duvet [mollissima ou borealis]
Italian: Edredone comune
Scientific: Anas mollissima, Somateria mollissima, Somateria mollissima [mollissima or borealis], Somateria mollissima mollissima
Dutch: Eidereend
Norwegian: Ærfugl, underarten mollissima
Polish: edredon zwyczajny
Slovak: kajka morská

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