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Crocuta crocuta Erxleben 1777 (spotted hyaena)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Hyaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53881

Alternative combinations: Canis crocuta, Hyaena crocuta

Synonyms: Crocotta kibotonensis Lönnberg 1908 (no. 236837), Crocotta panganensis Lönnberg 1908 (no. 236824), Crocuta crocuta fisi Heller 1914 (no. 236842), Crocuta crocuta fortis Allen 1924 (no. 236843), Crocuta nyassae Cabrera 1911 (no. 236838), Crocuta nzoyae Cabrera 1911 (no. 236841), Crocuta rufopicta Cabrera 1911 (no. 236840), Crocuta thomasi Cabrera 1911 (no. 236839), Hyaena (Crocotta) gariepensis Matschie 1900 (no. 236830), Hyaena (Crocotta) germinans Matschie 1900 (no. 236834), Hyaena (Crocotta) leontiewi Satunin 1905 (no. 236836), Hyaena (Crocotta) noltei Matschie 1900 (no. 236835), Hyaena (Crocotta) thierryi Matschie 1900 (no. 236832), Hyaena (Crocotta) togoensis Matschie 1900 (no. 236833), Hyaena (Crocotta) wismanni Matschie 1900 (no. 236831), Hyaena capensis Desmarest 1820 (no. 236825), Hyaena cuvieri Boitard 1842 (no. 236828), Hyaena maculata Odmann 1820 (no. 236827), Hyaena rufa Desmarest 1820 (no. 236826)

Full reference: J. C. P. Erxleben. 1777. Systema regni animalis per classes, ordines, genera, species, varietates, cum synonymia et historia animalium. Classis 1: Mammalia. Weygandianis, Lipsiae 1-636

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

Sister taxa: Crocuta dbaa, Crocuta macrodonta, Crocuta sivalensis

Subtaxa: Crocuta crocuta spelaea

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 237.0, humerus length 197.0, radius length 211.7, scapula 178.0 x 120.0, skull 254.8 x 177.4, tibia length 183.8

Estimated body mass: 30.6 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length