family Hyaenidae


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Related to family Hyaenidae: Hyaenas
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Noun1.family 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).
Family Hyaenidae Gray, 1821 Genus ADCROCUTA Kretzoi, 1938 Species A.
The percrocutids were referred for a long time to family Hyaenidae but Werdelin and Solounias (1991) distinguished them as a separate family Percrocutidae.