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Hyaena hyaena Linnaeus 1758 (striped hyaena)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Hyaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 232134

Alternative combination: Canis hyaena

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Hyaena according to K.-P. Koepfli et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Hyaena abronia, Hyaena antiqua, Hyaena donnezani, Hyaena gigantea, Hyaena hipparionum, Hyaena makapani, Hyaena perrieri, Hyaena prisca

Subtaxa: Hyaena hyaena barbara, Hyaena hyaena dubbah, Hyaena hyaena hyaena, Hyaena hyaena sultana, Hyaena hyaena syriaca

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 216.4, femur diameter 15.7, humerus length 197.7, humerus diameter 21.7, radius length 215.2, radius diameter 11.5, scapula 146.1 x 96.1, skull 230.2 x 165.8, tibia length 187.6, tibia diameter 15.8, ulna length 253.8

Estimated body mass: 31.6 kg based on femur diameter, femur length, humerus diameter, humerus length, tibia diameter, tibia length, and ulna length