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Otter
Temporal range: Middle Miocene tae present[1]
Fischotter, Lutra Lutra.JPG
Eurasie otter (Lutra lutra)
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Mustelidae
Subfaimily: Lutrinae
Bonaparte, 1838
Teep genus
Lutra
Brünnich, 1771
Genera

Amblonyx
Aonyx
Enhydra
Hydrictis
Lontra
Lutra
Lutrogale
Pteronura
Enhydriodon[2][3]
Algarolutra
Cyrnaonyx
Megalenhydris
Sardolutra
Siamogale
Teruelictis
Enhydritherium
Lartetictis
Limnonyx
Lutravus
Sivaonyx
Torolutra
Tyrrhenolutra
Vishnuonyx

An otter is ony o 13 livin species o semiaquatic (or in the case o the sea otter, aquatic) mammals that feed on fish an shellfish, an an aa ither invertebrates, amphibians, birds an smaa mammals.

The otter subfaimily Lutrinae fairms pairt o the faimily Mustelidae, which an aa includes weasels, badgers, wolverines, an polecats.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Koepfli KP, Deere KA, Slater GJ, et al. (2008). "Multigene phylogeny of the Mustelidae: Resolving relationships, tempo and biogeographic history of a mammalian adaptive radiation". BMC Biol. 6: 4–5. doi:10.1186/1741-7007-6-10. PMC 2276185Freely accessible. PMID 18275614. 
  2. Geraads, Denis; Alemseged, Zeresenay; Bobe, René; Reed, Denné (2011). "Enhydriodon dikikae, sp. nov. (Carnivora: Mammalia), a gigantic otter from the Pliocene of Dikika, Lower Awash, Ethiopia". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 31 (2): 447–453. doi:10.1080/02724634.2011.550356. 
  3. "The Bear Otter".