Definition of Genus lutra
1. Noun. In some classifications considered a genus of the subfamily Lutrinae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Mustelidae, Mustelidae
Member holonyms: Otter
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lutra
Literary usage of Genus lutra
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1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"The genus Lutra has the head compressed ; eyes rather large ; ear.? very short; whiskers very stiff; tongue rather rough; body very much lengthened ..."
2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1801)
"Molina's History of Chili has furnished some novelties unknown even to Mr. Pennant. The genus lutra contains many species little known, but of no great ..."
3. Contributions to the Natural History of Alaska: Results of Investigations by Lucien McShan Turner (1886)
"Sea, Otter. Occurs now only in south Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean. Most plentiful between latitudes fifty-six and fifty north. Genus LUTRA. ..."
4. Catalogue of Carnivorous, Pachydermatous, and Edentate Mammalia in the by John Edward Gray (1869)
"The skulls are not quite the normal skulls of the genus Lutra, as they have scarcely an indication of any tubercle defining the upper hinder portion of the ..."