Hyaenidae


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Noun1.Hyaenidae - hyenas
mammal family - a family of mammals
Carnivora, order Carnivora - cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
hyaena, hyena - doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion
genus Hyaena - type genus of the Hyaenidae
Crocuta, genus Crocuta - a genus of Hyaenidae
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Due to these considerations they have been placed in separate family Hyaenidae (Prater 1971).
Since the Early Miocene, prior to the appearance of the true bears, the Hemicyonidae show a rapid diversification that made of this group, along with the Amphicyonidae, the predominant medium to large sized carnivorans until the beginning of the Late Miocene, when they became locally extinct, coinciding with the appearance of the Ursidae, Hyaenidae and Machairodontinae felids in the Western Europe faunas.
For the families Canidae and Hyaenidae, between 80 y 75% of their species already have a monograph in this journal; for the families Ursidae, Mustelidae, and Mephitidae, between 50 and 60%; for the families Procyonidae, Felidae and Herpestidae, between 40 and 30%, and for the families Eupleridae and Viverridae, about 10%.
Diedrich, "The holotypes of the upper Pleistocene Crocuta crocuta spelaea (Goldfuss, 1823: Hyaenidae) and Panthera leo spelaea (Goldfuss, 1810: Felidae) of the Zoolithen Cave hyena den (South Germany) and their palaeo-ecological interpretation," Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol.
Taking Aardwolf as an example, this concept belongs to the family of Hyaenidae. So when an input query suggests a concept of Hyaenidae, Aardwolf will also be considered as a matched concept.
dirus lacked specializations that the extant bone crusher Crocuta Crcuta (spotted hyaena; Hyaenidae) has for resisting forces needed to crush dense bone.