Descriptor English: Otters
Descriptor Spanish: Nutrias
Descriptor Portuguese: Lontras
Descriptor French: Loutres
Entry term(s): Aonyx
Clawless Otter
Clawless Otters
Enhydra lutris
Giant Otter
Giant Otters
Lontra canadensis
North American River Otter
Otter, Clawless
Otter, Giant
Otter, Sea
Otters, Clawless
Otters, Giant
Otters, Sea
Sea Otter
Sea Otters
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.750.250.575.600
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Fish-eating carnivores of the family MUSTELIDAE, found on both hemispheres.
Annotation: do not confuse entry term ENHYDRA LUTRIS with ENHYDRA FLUCTUANS see ASTERACEAE
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under CARNIVORA 1975-90
History Note: 91(75); was see under CARNIVORA 1975-90
DeCS ID: 10219
Unique ID: D010041
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/12/12
Revision Date: 2018/07/02
Otters - Preferred
Concept UI M0015576
Scope note Fish-eating carnivores of the family MUSTELIDAE, found on both hemispheres.
Preferred term Otters
Entry term(s) Otter
Giant Otters - Narrower
Concept UI M0015579
Preferred term Giant Otters
Entry term(s) Giant Otter
Otter, Giant
Otters, Giant
Lontra - Narrower
Concept UI M0450139
Scope note Genus of New World otters.
Preferred term Lontra
Lutra - Narrower
Concept UI M0450138
Scope note Genus of Old World otters.
Preferred term Lutra
Pteronura - Narrower
Concept UI M0015581
Preferred term Pteronura
Sea Otters - Narrower
Concept UI M0015577
Preferred term Sea Otters
Entry term(s) Enhydra lutris
Otter, Sea
Otters, Sea
Sea Otter
Clawless Otters - Narrower
Concept UI M0015578
Preferred term Clawless Otters
Entry term(s) Aonyx
Clawless Otter
Otter, Clawless
Otters, Clawless
Lontra canadensis - Narrower
Concept UI M0450140
Preferred term Lontra canadensis
Entry term(s) North American River Otter

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