Lutra Brisson 1762 (otter)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Alternative spelling: Mustela (Lutra)

Synonyms: Barangia Gray 1865, Hydrictis Pocock 1921, Hydrogale Gray 1865, Latax Gray 1865, Lataxina Gervais 1855, Lutris Dumeril 1805, Lutrix Rafinesque 1815, Lutronectes Gray 1867, Nesolutra Bate 1935, Nutria Gray 1865

Full reference: M. J. Brisson. 1762. Regnum Animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis methodica, Ed. 2

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

See also Allen 1895, Alroy 2002, Baskin 1998, Carroll 1988, Geraads 1997, Gray 1825, Koretsky and Domning 2014, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Malatesta 1977, Pickford 2007, Van Valen 1967, Vidal 1991, Werdelin and Peigne 2010 and Willemsen 1992

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

Subtaxa: Hydrictis maculicollis Lutra affinis Lutra bravardi Lutra bressana Lutra castiglionis Lutra fatimazohrae Lutra hessica Lutra licenti Lutra lutra Lutra lybica Lutra palaeoleptonyx Lutra simplicidens Lutra sumatrana Nesolutra euxena

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), Belgium (1), China (3), Ecuador (1), France (3), Georgia (1), Germany (4), Hungary (1), Israel (2), Italy (2), the Netherlands (1), the Russian Federation (1), Rwanda (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (5)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (1)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Ethiopia (1), France (2), Hungary (2), Morocco (2), the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Miocene of China (1), Egypt (1), Greece (1)

Total: 43 collections including 44 occurrences

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