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The Black scoter (Melanitta americana) belongs to the family Anatidae under the order Anseriformes.

Black scoter taxonomy

The Anatidae is the family of ducks, geese and swans. The family Anatidae was first introduced by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The family Anatidae comprises seven subfamilies, including Anatinae. The subfamily Anatinae contains about 22 genera, including genus Melanitta.

The genus Melanitta was first described by Friedrich Boie (4 June 1789 – 3 March 1870), a German entomologist, herpetologist and ornithologist, in the year 1822.

The genus Melanitta comprises five species, including Melanitta americana. The Melanitta americana is a monotypic species.

The species Melanitta americana was first described by William John Swainson FLS, FRS (8 October 1789 – 6 December 1855), an English ornithologist, malacologist, conchologist, entomologist and artist, in the year 1832.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Melanitta americana
Species:M. americana
Genus:Melanitta
Subfamily:-
Family:Anatidae
Order:Anseriformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Black scoter - Melanitta americana
1.Black scoter - Melanitta americana
Image by Peter Massas


Melanitta americana
2.Black scoter - Melanitta americana
Image by Aaron Maizlish

Melanitta americana
3.Black scoter - Melanitta americana
Image by Aaron Maizlish

Melanitta americana
4.Black scoter - Melanitta americana
Image by Gary Leavens

Melanitta americana
5.Melanitta americana
Image by Andrew Reding

Melanitta americana
6.Melanitta americana
Image by Len Blumin

Melanitta americana
7.Melanitta americana
Image by Len Blumin
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1.Black scoter image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23505652@N03/4311219441/ (cropped)
Author: Peter Massas | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/6/18
2.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/8252403977/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: Aaron Maizlish | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 8/6/18
3.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/amaizlish/8251419416/ (cropped)
Author: Aaron Maizlish | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 8/6/18
4.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/12043759693/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: Gary Leavens | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/6/18
5.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/seaotter/8084274011/
Author: Andrew Reding | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 8/6/18
6.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lenblumin/6790527649/
Author: Len Blumin | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 8/6/18
7.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lenblumin/6790528345/
Author: Len Blumin | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 8/6/18
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