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Lutra lutra Linnaeus 1758 (European otter)

Mammalia - 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 piscinaria, 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