Aonyx capensis Schinz 1821 (African clawless otter)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Alternative combination: Lutra capensis

Synonyms: Aonyx delalandi Lesson 1827, Lutra inunguis Cuvier 1823

Belongs to Aonyx according to J. A. Allen 1919

See also Cherin et al. 2016, Marmi et al. 2004 and Willemsen 1992

Sister taxa: Aonyx antiqua, Aonyx aonychoides, Aonyx cinerea, Aonyx congica

Ecology: amphibious carnivore-omnivore


• Quaternary of South Africa (15 collections), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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