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Common Scoter

Melanitta nigra (Linnaeus, 1758)

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The table provided below compares authorities for this taxon and related concept. Names in red are those that differ from the name in the column located immediately to the left.
Species concept American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886)American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895)American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910)American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931)American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957)American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983)American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998)American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.)
Melanitta [nigra or americana]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oidemia nigra
Common Scoter
Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
 
 
* Melanitta nigra  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oidemia nigra nigra
 
 
 
 
 
Melanitta nigra
Common Scoter
* Melanitta americana Oidemia americana
American Scoter
Oidemia americana
American Scoter
Oidemia americana
Scoter
Oidemia americana
American Scoter
Oidemia nigra americana
 
 
 
 
 
Melanitta americana
Black Scoter

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