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Lutra (otter)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Taxonomy
Lutra was named by Brisson (1762) [conserved in ICZN Opinion 1894; see also ICZN opinion 1998 based on Wilson and Reeder 1993, all North American records of this genus are actually Lontra]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Mustela (Lutra) by Kerr (1792).

It was assigned to Mustela by Kerr (1792); to Mustelina by Gray (1825); to Lutrinae by Kurten and Anderson (1980) and Marmi et al. (2004); to Lutrini by Willemsen (1992), Baskin (1998) and Pickford (2007); and to Mustelidae by Brisson (1762), Kurten (1968), Carroll (1988), Vidal (1991), Geraads (1997), Werdelin and Peigne (2010) and Koretsky and Domning (2014).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1762Lutra Brisson
1792Mustela (Lutra) Kerr
1805Lutris Dumeril
1815Lutrix Rafinesque
1825Lutra Gray p. 339
1855Lataxina Gervais
1865Barangia Gray
1865Hydrogale Gray
1865Latax Gray
1865Nutria Gray
1867Lutronectes Gray
1921Hydrictis Pocock
1935Nesolutra Bate
1968Lutra Kurten p. 105
1977Nesolutra Malatesta
1980Lutra Kurten and Anderson p. 158
1988Hydrictis Carroll
1988Lutra Carroll
1991Lutra Vidal p. 6
1992Lutra Willemsen p. 12
1997Lutra Geraads p. 153
1998Lutra Baskin p. 161
2004Lutra Marmi et al. p. 492
2007Lutra Pickford p. 122 figs. Fig. 23
2010Lutra Werdelin and Peigne p. 620
2014Lutra Koretsky and Domning p. 227

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
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
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Mustelida
familyMustelidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyLutrinaeBaird 1857
genusLutra

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