Southern river otter

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Southern river otter
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Lontra
L. provocax
Binomial name
Lontra provocax
(Thomas, 1908)
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Southern river otter range

The southern river otter (Lontra provocax) is a type of otter. It is found in Chile and Argentina. It lives in both saltwater and freshwater environments. It is an endangered species because of poaching, water pollution, and habitat loss.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sepúlveda, M.A.; Valenzuela, A.E.J.; Pozzi, C.; Medina-Vogel, G.; Chehébar, C. (2015). "Lontra provocax". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T12305A21938042. Retrieved 14 February 2020.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Chile), Maximiliano Sepúlveda (Departamento de Ecología Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas P. Universidad Católica de; Alejandro Valenzuela (Southern Patagonia Coordination Office, ArgentineNationalParksAdministration); Administration), Carla Pozzi (Argentine National Parks; Gonzalo Medina-Vogel (Facultad de Ecología y Recursos Naturales, Universidad Andrés Bello; Chehébar (ArgentineNationalParksAdministration), Claudio (2014-06-01). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Lontra provocax". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2020-09-10.