Definition of Melanitta
1. Noun. Scoters.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Anatidae, Family Anatidae
Member holonyms: Scooter, Scoter
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanitta
Literary usage of Melanitta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"Melanitta Boie. Recognized as a genus (cf. Miller, Auk, XXXIII, 1916, pp. 278-281) to include the following North American species now in the genus ..."
2. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1895)
"... the Great Lakes, Colorado, and California. SUBGENUS Melanitta BOIE. Melanitta BOIE, Isis, 1822, 564. Type, by elimination, Anas fusca LINN. [164. ..."
3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"Type, as designated by Gray (1840) and by elimination, Anas nigra Linn., the first species. Subgenus Melanitta. Melanitta BOIE, Isis, 1822, 564. ..."
4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1841)
"... Melanitta, and Nyroca. I suspect, however, that they will be found to come more nearly ... as in that bird, in which respect it agrees with Melanitta. ..."