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Enhydra lutris Linnaeus 1758 (sea otter)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 46078

Alternative combinations: Latax lutris, Mustela lutris

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 Enhydra according to D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder 1993

Sister taxa: Enhydra macrodonta, Enhydra reevei

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 112.4, humerus length 112.8, radius length 83.3, scapula length 110.0, tibia length 128.1

Estimated body mass: 6.36 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length