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Spot-necked Otter (Hydrictis maculicollis) Fact Sheet: Bibliography & Resources


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Blundell, G., M. Ben-David, P. Groves, R. Bowyer, E. Geffen. Kinship and sociality in coastal river otters: are they related? Behavioral Ecology 15(5):705-714.

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Brzeziński, M., Romanowski, J. 2006. Experiments on sprainting activity of otters (Lutra lutra) in the Bieszczady Mountains, southeastern Poland. Mammalia 70: 58-63.

Capber, F. 2007 Veterinary Care of Eurasian Otters (Lutra lutra) at the Otter Breeding Centre of Hunawihr (France). IUCN Otter Specialist Broup Bulletin 24(1):47-62.

Davis, J. 1978. A classification of the otters. Duplaix, N. (Ed.) In: Proceedings of the First Working Meeting of the Otter Specialist Group, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland. pp. 14-33.

Fulton, T. and C. Strobeck 2006. Molecular phylogeny of the Arctodoidea (Carnivora): effect of missing data on supertree and supermatrix analyses of multiple gene data sets. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41:165-181.

Gallant, D. 2007. Species-wise disparity in scientific knowledge about otters: an obstacle to optimal management and conservation action? IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin 24(1):5-13.

Gnoli, C. C. Prigioni, P. Polotti 1998. In: Dulfer, R., A. Gutleb, J. Nel and J. Conroy (Eds.) Behavioural use of vocalizations by Eurasian Otters (Lutra lutra). Proceeding of the VII th International Otter Colloquium in Trebon/Czech Republic. IUCN/Otter Specialist Group.

Harris, C. 1968. Otters: A Study of the Recent Lutrinae. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London.

Hoffmann, M. 2008. Lutra maculicollis. In: IUCN 2008 Red List of Endangered Species. Downloaded Jan. 2010.

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Koepfli, K-P. and R. Wayne 1998. Phylogenetic relationships of otters (Carnivora: Mustelidae) based on mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences. Journal of Zoology, London, 246:401-416.

Koepfli, K-P, K. Deere, G. Slater, C. Begg, K Begg, L. Grassman, M. Lucherini, G. Veron, R. Wayne 2008. Multigene phylogeny of the Mustelidae: Resolving relationships, tempo and biogeographic history of a mammalian adaptive radiation.

Kruuk, H. 2001. Otters. In: MacDonald, D. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Mammals. Andromeda Oxford Limited, UK. pp. 110-115.

Kruuk, H. 2006. Otters: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation. Oxford University Press, Oxford UK

Kkruuk, H. and P. Goudswaard 1990. Effects of changes in fish populations in Lake Victoria on the food of otters (Lutra maculicollis Schinz and Anonyx capensis Lichtenstein). African Journal of Ecology. 28:332-329.

Larivière, S. 2002. Lutra maculicollis. Mammalian Species 712:1-6. American Society of Mammalogists.

Lejeune, A. and V. Frank 1990. Distribution of Lutra maculicollis in Rwanda: ecological constraints. International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Otter Specialist Group Bulletin 5:8-16.

Mason, C. and S. Macdonald 1990. Conclusions and priorities for Otter Conservation. In: Foster-Turley, P. S. Macdonald, C. Mason (Eds) Otters: An Action Plan for their Conservation. IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group. pp. 80-89.

Mason, C. and D.T. Rowe-Rowe 1992. Organochlorine pesticide residues and PCBs in otter scats from Natal. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 22:29-31.

Mass, A. and A. Supin 2002. Vision. In: Perrin, W., B. Wursig, J. Thewissen (Eds) Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. pp. 1280-1293.

Melquist, W. P. Polechla, D. Toweill 2003. River Otters: Lutra canadensis. In: Feldhamer, G. B. Thompson, J. Chapman (Eds.) Wild Mammals of North America: Biology, Management, and Conservation. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London.

Ogada, M. 2004 Scats and Glue – a Cheap and Accurate Method for Mapping African Clawless Otter Aonyx capensis (Schinz, 1821) Territories in Riverine Habitat [PDF]. IUCN Otter Spec. Group Bull. 21(1): 36 - 39

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Perrin, M. and I. D'Inzillo Carranza 2000. Habitat use by spotted-necked otters in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, South Africa. South African Journal of Wildlife Reserach 30:15-21.

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Rowe-Rowe, D.T. and M. Sommers 1998. Diet, foraging behaviour, and coexistence of African otters and the water mongoose. Symposia of the Zoological Society of London 71:216-227.

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Somers, M and M. Purves 1996. Trophic overlap between three syntopic semi-aquatic carnivores: Cape clawless otter, spotted neck otter and water mongoose. African Journal of Ecology 34:158-166.

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Wozencraft, W.C. 2005. Family Mustelidae. Subfamily Lutrinae. In: Wilson, D. and D. Reeder (Eds.) Mammal species of the World. 3rd Edition) Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 601-605.

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