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Hydrictis maculicollis  (Lichtenstein, 1835)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 622024

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Lutra maculicollis Lichtenstein, 1835
    Hydrictis maculicollis maculicollis (Lichtenstein, 1835)
    Hydrictis maculicollis nilotica (Thomas, 1911)
    Hydrictis maculicollis matschiei (Cabrera, 1903)
    Hydrictis maculicollis chobiensis (Roberts, 1932)
    Hydrictis maculicollis kivuana (Pohle, 1920)
  Common Name(s): speckle-throated otter [English]
    spot-necked otter [English]
    Spotted-necked Otter [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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  
                                           GenusHydrictis Pocock, 1921  
                                              SpeciesHydrictis maculicollis (Lichtenstein, 1835) – speckle-throated otter, spot-necked otter, Spotted-necked Otter  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rice, Dale W.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Marine Mammals of the World: Systematics and Distribution   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publications of the Society for Marine Mammals, no. 4   
  Page(s): ix + 231   
  Publisher: The Society for Marine Mammalogy   
  Publication Place: Lawrence, Kansas, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-891276-03-4   
  Reference for: Hydrictis maculicollis   
  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   
  Reference for: Hydrictis maculicollis, Spotted-necked Otter [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix II; IUCN - Vulnerable as Lutra maculicollis  
    Comments: Reviewed by Larivière (2002c). Pocock (1921c) and Cabrera (1929) placed maculicollis in the monotypic Hydrictis; however, Ansell (1978) and Harris (1968) considered Hydrictis a subgenus of Lutra (see comments under Lutra). Two recent studies (Koepfli and Wayne, 1998, and Bininda-Emonds et al., 1999) concluded that inclusion in Lutra would make Lutra paraphyletic. Van Zyll de Jong (1987) and Bininda-Emonds et al. (1999) suggested that Hydrictis and Lutrogale may be sister taxa. Subspecies no...  



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