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Enhydra macrodonta Kilmer 1972 (sea otter)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 46079

Full reference: F. H. Kilmer. 1972. A new species of sea otter from the late Pleistocene of northwestern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 71(3):150-157

Belongs to Enhydra according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Enhydra lutris, Enhydra reevei

Type specimen: CSU-Humbolt 745-1, a mandible. Its type locality is Crannell Junction, which is in a Rancholabrean marine sandstone in California.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore