ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Lontra felina Molina 1782 (marine otter)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 157468

Alternative combinations: Lutra felina, Mustela felina

Synonyms: Lutra brachydactyla Wagner 1841 (no. 233321), Lutra californica Gray 1837 (no. 233320), Lutra chilensis Kerr 1792 (no. 233319), Lutra cinerea Thomas 1908 (no. 233323), Lutra peruensis Gervais 1841 (no. 233322)

Belongs to Lontra according to S. Larivière 1998

Sister taxa: Lontra canadensis, Lontra longicaudis, Lontra provocax

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 68.2, femur diameter 7.00, humerus length 68.2, humerus diameter 7.50, radius length 50.0, radius diameter 5.40, scapula length 46.2, tibia length 75.5, tibia diameter 8.00, ulna length 74.0

Estimated body mass: 2.08 kg based on femur diameter, femur length, humerus diameter, humerus length, tibia diameter, tibia length, and ulna length