Aonyx Lesson 1827 (clawless otter)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Synonym: Anahyster Murray 1860

Parent taxon: Mustelidae according to L. Werdelin and S. Peigne 2010

See also Allen 1919, Carroll 1988, Kurten 1968, Marmi et al. 2004 and Pickford 2007

Sister taxa: Acheronictis, Ailurictis, Anatolictis, Arikarictis, Brevimalictis, Circamustela, Djourabus, Erokomellivora, Franconictis, Galictinae, Grisoninae, Guloninae, Hadrictis, Ictonychini, Ictonyx, Kenyalutra, Kinometaxia, Laphyctis, Leptarctinae, Luogale, Lutrina, Lutrinae, Marcetia, Martinae, Matanomictis, Melidellavus, Melinae, Mellalictis, Mellivorinae, Melogale, Mephitina, Mesomephitis, Miomustela, Mustelavinae, Mustelictis, Mustelina, Mustelinae, Mustellinae, Mydaus, Namibictis, Negodiaetictis, Neovison, Oligobuninae, Palaeomeles, Paragale, Parataxidea, Perunium, Plesictis, Plesiogale, Plesiomeles, Poecilictis, Poecilogale, Potamotheriinae, Prepoecilogale, Presictis, Promellivora, Promephitis, Proputorius, Protarctos, Puijila, Pyctis, Sabadellictis, Semantor, Sinictis, Sivalictis, Sivaonyx, Taxidiinae, Taxodon, Torolutra, Trochotherium, Vishnuonyx, Viverrina, Xenictis

Subtaxa: Aonyx antiqua Aonyx aonychoides Aonyx capensis Aonyx cinerea Aonyx congica

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (2 collections), the Netherlands (1), the Philippines (2), South Africa (15), Tanzania (2), Vietnam (1), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (3)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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