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Lutra lutra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Lutrinae
Genus: Lutra

Lutra is a genus of otters with three species.

Note: the otters of genus Lontra were previously included in the genus Lutra.


  • McCafferty, D.J. 2005. Ecology and conservation of Otters (Lutra lutra) in Loch Lomand and the Trossachs National Park. The Glasgow Naturalist 24:2


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Caniformia
Familia: Mustelidae
Subfamilia: Lutrinae
Genus: Lutra
Species: L. lutra - L. nippon - L. sumatrana


Lutra Brisson, 1762

Type species: Mustela lutra Linnaeus, 1758.



  • Brisson, A. D. 1762. Le regnum animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis metodica sistens generalem animalium distribution in classes IX, and duarum primarium classium, quadrupedum scilicet and cetaceorum, particularem dibvisionem in ordines, sectiones, genera and species. T. Haak, Paris, France. Ed. 2, 13:201-203
  • Lutra on Mammal Species of the World.
    Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed).
  • Lutra Brisson, 1762 Report on ITIS

Vernacular names

Cymraeg: Dwrgi
Dansk: Odder
Deutsch: Otter
English: Otter
Español: Nutria
Esperanto: Lutro
Français: Loutre
Italiano: Lutrinae
日本語: カワウソ属
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Oter
Polski: Lutra
Português: Lontra
Suomi: Saukko
Svenska: Utter
Türkçe: Eski dünya samurları
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