Siamogale

Name: Siamogale.
Phonetic: Sy-am-o-gah-le.
Named By: Ginsburg,‭ ‬Ingavat‭ & ‬Tassy‭ ‬-‭ ‬1983.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Mustelidae.
Species: S.‭ ‬thailandica‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬bounosa,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬melilutra.
Diet: Piscivore‭?
Size: About‭ ‬1.9‭ ‬meters long for S.‭ ‬melilutra.
Known locations: China.‭ ‬Thailand.
Time period: Miocene/early Pliocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.

       Siamogale is a genus of otter that once lived in Asia during the Miocene/Pliocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Feeding capability in the extinct giant Siamogale melilutra and comparative mandibular biomechanics of living Lutrinae.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Scientific Reports.‭ ‬7‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬1‭–‬10.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Z.‭ ‬Jack Tseng,‭ ‬Denise F.‭ ‬Su,‭ ‬Xiaoming Wang,‭ ‬Stuart C.‭ ‬White‭ & ‬Xueping Ji‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
-‭ ‬A new otter of giant size,‭ ‬Siamogale melilutra sp.‭ ‬nov.‭ (‬Lutrinae:‭ ‬Mustelidae:‭ ‬Carnivora‭)‬,‭ ‬from the latest Miocene Shuitangba site in north-eastern Yunnan,‭ ‬south-western China,‭ ‬and a total-evidence phylogeny of lutrines.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.‭ ‬16:‭ ‬39‭–‬65.‭ ‬-‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Wang,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Grohé,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Se,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬White,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Ji,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Kelley,‭ ‬N.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Jablonski,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Deng,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬You‭ & ‬X.‭ ‬Yang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.



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