Lontra

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Lontra
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North American river otters
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Lutrinae
Genus: Lontra
Gray, 1843
Type species
Lutra canadensis
Schreber, 1777
Species

L. canadensis
L. felina
L. longicaudis
L. provocax
L. weiri

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Lontra range

Lontra is a genus of otters from the Americas.[1]

The genus comprises four living and one known fossil species:

These species were previously included in the genus Lutra, together with the Eurasian otter, but they have now been moved to a separate genus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wozencraft, W.C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Prassack, K.A. (July 2016). "Lontra weiri, sp. nov., a Pliocene river otter (Mammalia, Carnivora, Mustelidae, Lutrinae) from the Hagerman Fossil Beds (Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument), Idaho, USA". Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology. 36 (4): e1149075. doi:10.1080/02724634.2016.1149075.