Aonyx

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Aonyx[1]
Zagreb Zoo small-clawed otter 01.jpg
Aonyx cinerea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Lutrinae
Genus: Aonyx
Lesson, 1827[2]
Type species
Lutra capensis[a]
Schinz, 1821
Synonyms[9][1]

Aonyx is a genus of otters, containing only one species, the African clawless otter, and two well-known subspecies, the Cape clawless otter and the Cameroon clawless otter. Sometimes also the Oriental small-clawed otter, Amblonyx cinerea is counted in this genus. The word aonyx means "clawless", derived from the prefix a- ("without") and onyx ("claw/hoof").

Species and some subspecies

Zoologists differ as to whether or not to include the Asian small-clawed otter in this genus or in its own genus Amblonyx.[10][11] They also differ as to whether the Congo clawless otter is its own species or conspecific with the African clawless otter.[12][13]

Notes

  1. ^ Type species by subsequent designation (Palmer 1904).[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Wozencraft, W.C. (2005). "Genus Aonyx". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 601–602. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Lesson, Réné-Primeverre (1827). "XCIIe Genre. Aonyx, Aonyx". Manuel de mammalogie, ou histoire naturelle des mammifères. Paris: Roret. p. 157. BHL page 54207625. 
  3. ^ Rafinesque, C. S. (1832). "Description of a New Otter, Lutra Concolor from Assam in Asia". Atlantic Journal and Friend of Knowledge. 1 (2): 62. BHL page 33519569. 
  4. ^ Murray, Andrew (1860). "Contributions to the Fauna of Old Calabar—Mammals". Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh. 2: 156–159. 
  5. ^ Agassiz, L. (1846). Nomenclatoris Zoologici: Index Universalis. Solodurum: Jent et Gassmann. pp. 24, 27. 
  6. ^ Lesson, R. P. (1842). "S.-Genre: Leptonyx, Less.". Nouveau Tableau du Règne Animal: Mammifères. Paris: Arthus Bertrand. p. 72. 
  7. ^ Allen, J. A. (1919). "Preliminary Notes on African Carnivora". Journal of Mammalogy. 1 (1): 23–31. JSTOR 1373716Freely accessible. doi:10.1093/jmammal/1.1.23. 
  8. ^ Hinton, Martin A.C. (1921). "Paraonyx, a new genus of clawless otter discovered by Capt. J. E. Philipps, M.C., in Central Africa". The Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Ser. 9. 7 (38): 194–200. doi:10.1080/00222932108632510. 
  9. ^ Palmer, T. S. (1904). Index generum mammalium. North American Fauna. 23. Washington: Government Printing Office. pp. 111, 830. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.39809Freely accessible. 
  10. ^ Larivière, Serge (2003). "Amblonyx cinereus". Mammalian Species. 720: 1–5. JSTOR 3504404. doi:10.1644/0.720.1Freely accessible. 
  11. ^ Srinivasulu, Chelmala; Srinivasulu, Bhargavi (2012). "Genus Aonyx Lesson, 1827". South Asian Mammals: Their Diversity, Distribution, and Status. New York: Springer. p. 310. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-3449-8_3. 
  12. ^ Nel, Jan A. J.; Somers, Michael J. (2013). "Genus Aonyx: Clawless Otters". In Kingdon, Jonathan; Hoffmann, Michael. Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses. Mammals of Africa. 5. London: Bloomsbury. p. 103. ISBN 978-1-4081-2255-6. 
    • Somers, Michael J.; Nel, Jan A. J. (2013). "Aonyx capensis African Clawless Otter". In Kingdon, Jonathan; Hoffmann, Michael. Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses. Mammals of Africa. 5. London: Bloomsbury. pp. 104–108. ISBN 978-1-4081-2255-6. 
    • Jacqeus, Hélène; Parnell, Richard; Alary, Franck (2013). "Aonyx congicus Congo Clawless Otter". In Kingdon, Jonathan; Hoffmann, Michael. Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses. Mammals of Africa. 5. London: Bloomsbury. pp. 108–110. ISBN 978-1-4081-2255-6. 
  13. ^

External links

  • World Register of Marine Species link: Aonyx Lesson, 1827 (+species list)
  • Aonyx at the Encyclopedia of Life
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