Giant otter

species of mammal

The giant otter or giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) is a type of otter. It is the longest type of mustelid. It can grow up to 1.7 metres (5.6 ft). The giant otter is diurnal. It is the noisiest type of otter. The giant otter is the largest type of otter in the world.[1]

Giant otter
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Cuiaba River, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Pteronura
Gray, 1837
Species:
P. brasiliensis
Binomial name
Pteronura brasiliensis
(Gmelin, 1788)
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Giant otter range

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. JHU Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0.