|Common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)|
S.F. Baird, 1858
Bucephala is a genus of ducks found in the Northern Hemisphere.
The bufflehead was formerly separated in its own genus Charitonetta, while the goldeneyes proper were mistakenly placed in Clangula (as Clangula americana), the genus of the long-tailed duck, which at that time was placed in Harelda.
The three living species are:
- Common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
- Barrow's goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)
- Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
- Bucephala cereti (Sajóvölgyi Middle Miocene of Mátraszõlõs, Hungary - Late Pliocene of Chilhac, France)
- Bucephala ossivalis (Late Miocene/Early Pliocene of Bone Valley, USA), which was very similar to the Common Goldeneye and may even have been a paleosubspecies or direct ancestor
- Bucephala fossilis (Late Pliocene of California, USA)
- Bucephala angustipes (Early Pleistocene of central Europe)
- Bucephala sp. (Early Pleistocene of Dursunlu, Turkey: Louchart et al. 1998)
- Louchart, Antoine; Mourer-Chauviré, Cécile; Guleç, Erksin; Howell, Francis Clark & White, Tim D. (1998). L'avifaune de Dursunlu, Turquie, Pléistocène inférieur: climat, environnement et biogéographie. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris IIA 327(5):341-346. [French with English abridged version] doi:10.1016/S1251-8050(98)80053-0 (HTML abstract)
Media related to Bucephala at Wikimedia Commons
- Report of the National conference on utilization of forest products. New national museum, Washington, DC, November 19 and 20, 1924. Issue 13. US Govt. print. off. 1925.
- Common Goldeneye at Birdzilla