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Pteronura (giant otter)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Taxonomy
Pteronura was named by Gray (1837). It is extant.

It was reranked as Lutra (Pteronura) by Nehring (1900).

It was assigned to Lutra by Nehring (1900); to Lutrini by Willemsen (1992) and Pickford (2007); and to Lutrinae by Marmi et al. (2004) and Prevosti and Ferrero (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1837Pteronura Gray
1900Lutra (Pteronura) Nehring p. 221
1992Pteronura Willemsen p. 114
2004Pteronura Marmi et al. p. 492
2007Pteronura Pickford p. 122 figs. Fig. 23
2008Pteronura Prevosti and Ferrero p. 1172

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
familyMustelidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyLutrinaeBaird 1857
genusPteronuraGray 1837

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available