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Pteronura brasiliensis Gmelin 1788 (giant otter)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 156976

Alternative combinations: Lutra (Pteronura) brasiliensis, Lutra brasiliensis

Synonyms: Lutra (Pteronura) paranensis Rennger 1830 (no. 233431), Lutra paranensis Rennger 1830 (no. 233317)

Belongs to Pteronura according to S. K. Carter and F. C. W. Rosas 1997

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): First upper molar 18.0 x 12.6, Humerus length 104.0, Mandible, M1 2.03 x 1.03, Upper canine width 9.00, femur length 109.5, humerus length 107.5, metacarpal III length 40.0, metatarsal III length 52.0, radius length 80.0, scapula length 93.0, skull 139.0 x 98.5, tibia length 125.0, ulna length 106.0

Estimated body mass: 5.45 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length