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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Caniformia
Familia: Mustelidae
Subfamilia: Lutrinae
Genus: Aonyx
Species: A. capensis - A. cinerea - A. congicus


Aonyx Lesson, 1827


Amblonyx Rafinesque, 1832
Anahyster Murray, 1861
Leptonyx Lesson, 1842
Micraonyx J. A. Allen, 1919
Paraonyx Hinton, 1921

Vernacular names
Hrvatski: Beznokte vidre


* Aonyx on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder


Aonyx is a genus of otters, containing two species, the African Clawless Otter and the Oriental Small-clawed Otter. The word 'Aonyx' means 'clawless', derived from the prefix 'a-' (not) and 'onyx' (claw/hoof).

Species and subspecies

* African Clawless Otter, Aonyx capensis
o Cameroon Clawless Otter, Aonyx capensis congicus
* Oriental Small-clawed Otter, Aonyx cinerea


1. ^ Wozencraft, W. Christopher (16 November 2005). "Genus Aonyx". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=14001077.

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