Enhydriodon dikikae, sp. nov. (Carnivora: Mammalia), a Gigantic Otter from the Pliocene of Dikika, Lower Awash, Ethiopia

  title={Enhydriodon dikikae, sp. nov. (Carnivora: Mammalia), a Gigantic Otter from the Pliocene of Dikika, Lower Awash, Ethiopia},
  author={D. Geraads and Z. Alemseged and R. Bobe and D. E. Reed},
ABSTRACT We describe here a new species of gigantic otter, Enhydriodon dikikae, sp. nov., from the Pliocene of Dikika, in the lower Awash valley of Ethiopia. The holotype consists of an associated snout and mandible, and is the most complete fossil specimen of a large bunodont otter. In some features, such as its very large size, the loss of anterior premolars, the tall protocone of P4, and the divided paraconid of m1, this species illustrates the culmination of general trends in this group… Expand
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