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Lutra lutra Linnaeus 1758 (European otter)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 157463

Alternative combination: Mustela lutra

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Lutra according to J. Marmi et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Lutra affinis, Lutra bravardi, Lutra bressana, Lutra castiglionis, Lutra fatimazohrae, Lutra franconica, Lutra hessica, Lutra licenti, Lutra lybica, Lutra maculicollis, Lutra palaeoleptonyx, Lutra simplicidens, Lutra sumatrana, Nesolutra euxena

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 95.0, humerus length 93.0, radius length 62.0, scapula length 68.0, skull length 107.8, tibia length 99.0

Estimated body mass: 3.51 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length