Cave hyena

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Related to Cave hyena: Cave Lion
(Zool.) a fossil hyena found abundanty in British caves, now usually regarded as a large variety of the living African spotted hyena.
- Tylor.
See under Cave.

See also: Cave, Hyena

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From the tiny amounts of sediments recovered, the researchers were then able to retrieve fragments of mitochondrial DNA belonging to twelve different mammalian species, including the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros, the cave bear and the cave hyena.
Prehistoric mammals are also represented from the earliest forms through to the megafauna of the Ice Ages, including the mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, cave bears, cave hyenas and wild horses.