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Lontra  Gray, 1843
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180548

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): river otters [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2012   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCarnivora Bowdich, 1821 – cachorro do mato, carnívoro, gato do mato, lontra, carnivores, carnivores  
                                  SuborderCaniformia Kretzoi, 1938 – dog-like carnivores  
                                     FamilyMustelidae Fischer, 1817 – mustelids  
                                        SubfamilyLutrinae Bonaparte, 1838 – otters  
                                           GenusLontra Gray, 1843 – river otters  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Species Lontra canadensis (Schreber, 1777) – North American River Otter, Nutria-de río norteamericana, northern river otter, loutre de rivière, river otter, nutria norteamericana, nutria del Canada, loutre de Canada, common otter 
                                              Species Lontra felina (Molina, 1782) – chungungo, Marine Otter 
                                              Species Lontra longicaudis (Olfers, 1818) – Amazonian river otter, long-tailed otter, neotropical river otter, Neotropical Otter 
                                              Species Lontra provocax (Thomas, 1908) – large river otter, river wolf, Southern River Otter 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Lontra    
       
  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Lontra    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lontra   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Larivière, Serge, and Lyle R. Walton  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Lontra canadensis   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammalian Species, no. 587   
  Page(s): 1-8   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0076-3519   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lontra   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Lontra   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lontra   
       

 Geographic Information
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Van Zyll de Jong (1972, 1987, 1991), Koepfli and Wayne (1998), and Bininda-Emonds et al. (1999) supported the separation of New World otters (except Pteronura) into Lontra  
 

 

   

 
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