Lontra Gray 1843 (otter)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Parent taxon: Lutrinae according to J. Marmi et al. 2004

See also Hall 1981, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Larivière 1998, Pickford 2007, Willemsen 1992 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

Sister taxa: Aonychini, Aonyxini, Enhydra, Enhydrini, Enhydriodontini, Lutra, Lutraeximia, Pteronura, Siamogale, Teruelictis

Subtaxa: Lontra canadensis Lontra felina Lontra longicaudis Lontra provocax Lontra weiri

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore-omnivore


• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Brazil (2), Mexico (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (26: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (2: California, Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (2: Idaho)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 37 collections each including a single occurrence

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