Lontra weiri, sp. nov., a Pliocene River Otter (Mammalia, Carnivora, Mustelidae, Lutrinae) from the Hagerman Fossil Beds (Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument), Idaho, U.S.A.

@article{Prassack2016LontraWS,
  title={Lontra weiri, sp. nov., a Pliocene River Otter (Mammalia, Carnivora, Mustelidae, Lutrinae) from the Hagerman Fossil Beds (Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument), Idaho, U.S.A.},
  author={Kari A. Prassack},
  journal={Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology},
  year={2016},
  volume={36}
}
  • Kari A. Prassack
  • Published 11 April 2016
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
ABSTRACT A new Pliocene river otter is described from the Hagerman Fossil Beds (Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument), Idaho. Lontra weiri, sp. nov., exhibits notable lutrine traits that closely align it to Old World Lutra and New World Lontra, which are morphologically similar but diphyletic. It is further assigned to Lontra based on known otter biogeography and molecular phylogenetic data. The Hagerman Fossil Beds are characterized by a Blancan North American Land Mammal Age fauna, and… 
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