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SPECIES Lutrogale perspicillata

Author:I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1826.
Citation:In Bory de Saint-Vincent, Dict. Class. Hist. Nat. Paris., 9: 519.
Common Name:Smooth-coated Otter
Type Locality:"Sumatra" [Indonesia].
Distribution:Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan), Iraq, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Pocock (1941a), van Zyll de Jong (1972), and Davis (1978) placed perspicillata in the monotypic Lutrogale, considered a subgenus by Pohle (1920a); see comments under Lutra. Van Zyll de Jong's (1987) analysis placed as sister groups L. maculicollis and L. lutra+L. sumatrana. Synonyms allocated according to Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951).
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