Sardolutra ichnusae Malatesta, 1977



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene or Holocene



Sardinia, Italy


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Malatesta, A. (1977). The skeleton of Nesolutra ichnusae sp. n. a Quaternary otter discovered in Sardinia. Geol. Romana 16: 173-209.


Other references:

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

Cherin, Marco, Lurino, Dawid Adam, Willemsen, Gerard and Carnevale, Giorgio. (2016). A new otter from the Early Pleistocene of Pantalla (Italy), with remarks on the evolutionary history of Mediterranean Quaternary Lutrinae (Carnivora, Mustelidae). Quaternary Science Reviews 135: 92-102. [Abstract]

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). In the shadow of the megafauna: prehistoric mammal and bird extinctions across the Holocene, pp. 17-39. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. New York: Oxford University Press.

Willemsen, G. F. (1992). A revision of Pliocene and Quaternary Lutrinae from Europe. Scripta Geol. 101: 1-115.


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