Talk:Smooth-coated otter

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"The Smooth-coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) is a species of otter, the only extant representative of the genus Lutrogale." The only extant representative? What does extant mean? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:46, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Greetings! I think extant means that it is not extinct...--RainbowWerewolf (talk) 22:29, 31 March 2008 (UTC)


I was looking at the line that states that a group of otters can kill a small caimon, and I couldn't help but notice that it says this on the web on many sites about Giant Otters (which live in South America), and that according to other Wikipedia articles, Caimans live in South America too.... while the Smooth coated otter lives in Asia. It may be that I'm still very ignorant on this subject, so please don't be offended, but perhaps the user who added that info confused the smooth coated-otter with the giant otter or confused caimans with gharials or some sort of Asian reptile. --RainbowWerewolf (talk) 01:06, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

The line that states that 75% to 100% of its diet is fish is true I think, although my reference doesn't include exact numbers, so i didn't put it in.--RainbowWerewolf (talk) 01:09, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Beaver Dam[edit]

The beaver dam link just leads to a disambiguation page for places named "beaver dam." There is nothing about beavers as animals there. Link somewhere better.

It links fine now, but I'm not certain it's accurate. Is it really supposed to say beaver dam, and not beaver lodge? Beavers don't live in dams... (talk) 05:00, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Unexplained swap of lead image[edit]

@Esagurton: this edit has a very misleading edit summary, as you were reinstating the changes I reverted without giving an explanation for why the image is better beyond your original reason. If there is a reason for that image to be the lead image, there is no need to keep the previous in a different section if it is not beneficial to the article. – Rhinopias (talk) 22:55, 18 November 2017 (UTC)