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Smooth-coated otter

(Lutrogale perspicillata)

Description

The smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) is a species of otter,the only extant representative of the genus Lutrogale.The species is found in most of the Indian subcontinent and eastwards to Southeast Asia,with a disjunct population in Iraq.As its name indicates,the fur of this species is smoother and shorter than that of other otter species.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Mustelidae
Genus:Lutrogale
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