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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%.