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Monday Mustelid #12

April 7, 2008

517px-Giant_otter_2

Pteronura brasiliensis Gmelin, 1788
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  1. Lenora
    April 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    My six year old says, “The giant otter picture is spectacular.” He is interested in all mammals and wants to be a zoo dentist someday.

  2. Luna_the_cat
    April 14, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Just as a point of curiosity, since I just realised I don’t know — the webbing on the feet of this otter is distinctly pronounced, moreso than I remember from some of the other otters. Do ALL otters have webbed feet, though? Or do some not have webbing, or greatly reduced webbing from this?

  3. John Lynch
    April 14, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    @ Luna
    All have webbing, it’s just particularly “seal-like” in Pteronura.

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