Lontra canadensis Schreber 1776 (North American river otter)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Alternative combinations: Lutra canadensis, Mustela (Lutra) canadensis, Mustela lutra canadensis

Synonyms: Lutra iowa Goldman 1941, Lutra parvicuspis Gidley and Gazin 1933, Lutra rhoadsii Cope 1896

Belongs to Lontra according to M. Cherin et al. 2016

See also Allen 1895, Berta 1995, Gidley and Gazin 1933, Hall 1936, Hay 1902, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Larivière 1998, Marmi et al. 2004, Willemsen 1992 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

Sister taxa: Lontra felina, Lontra longicaudis, Lontra provocax, Lontra weiri

Ecology: amphibious carnivore-omnivore


• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), United States (26: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (2: California, Florida)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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