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Lontra canadensis  (Schreber, 1777)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180549

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Lutra canadensis (Schreber, 1777)
 
  Common Name(s): North American River Otter [English]
 
    Nutria-de río norteamericana [Spanish]
 
    northern river otter [English]
 
    loutre de rivière [French]
 
    river otter [English]
 
    nutria norteamericana [Spanish]
 
    nutria del Canada [Spanish]
 
    loutre de Canada [French]
 
    common otter [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 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  
                                              SpeciesLontra 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  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Lontra canadensis canadensis (Schreber, 1777)  
                                                 Subspecies Lontra canadensis kodiacensis (Goldman, 1935)  
                                                 Subspecies Lontra canadensis lataxina (F. G. Cuvier, 1823)  
                                                 Subspecies Lontra canadensis mira (Goldman, 1935)  
                                                 Subspecies Lontra canadensis pacifica (Rhoads, 1898)  
                                                 Subspecies Lontra canadensis periclyzomae (Elliot, 1905)  
                                                 Subspecies Lontra canadensis sonora (Rhoads, 1898) – southwestern otter, Sonoran 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 canadensis    
       
  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Lontra canadensis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: northern river otter[English], loutre de rivière [French]   
       
  Source: Checklist of CITES Species Part 1 CITES species index, CD-ROM (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2011. Checklist of CITES species (CD-ROM). CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 2-88323-030-7. Available online at http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/pub/checklist11/index.html or from CITES Secretariat, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Lontra canadensis   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Nutria-de río norteamericana[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lontra canadensis   
       
  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 canadensis   
       
  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 canadensis   
       
  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 canadensis, North American River Otter [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Lontra canadensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and Sue Ruff, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals   
  Page(s): xxv + 750   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-845-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lontra canadensis   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Canada, Native  
    Alaska, Native  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix II; IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Reviewed by Larivière and Walton (1998). Synonyms allocated according to Hall (1981), and Larivière and Walton (1998)  
    CITES: Appendix II listed under Lutrinae, adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  
 

 

   

 
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