Lontra

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North American River Otters
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Lutrinae
Genus: Lontra
Gray, 1843
Species

L. canadensis (type)
L. felina
L. longicaudis
L. provocax

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Lontra range

Lontra is a genus of otters from the American continent.[1]

The genus comprises four species:

These species were previously included in the genus Lutra, together with the European Otter, but they have now been moved to a separate genus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wozencraft, W. Christopher (16 November 2005). "Order Carnivora (pp. 532-628)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds (ed.). [http://google.com/books?id=JgAMbNSt8ikC&pg=PA532 Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference] (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. External link in |title= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: editors list (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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