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Spottit hyena
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Faimily: Hyaenidae
  • Crocuta
  • Hyaena
  • Proteles
  • Adcrocuta
  • Allohyaena
  • Belbus
  • Chasmaporthetes
  • Herpestides
  • Hyaenictis
  • Hyaenotherium
  • Ictitherium
  • Ikelohyaena
  • Leecyaena
  • Lycyaena
  • Metahyaena
  • Miohyaenotherium
  • Palinhyaena
  • Pachycrocuta
  • Pliocrocuta
  • Plioviverrops
  • Protictitherium
  • Thalassictis
  • Tongxinictis
  • Tungurictis
  • Werdelinus

Hyenas (whiles scrievit hyaenas) is mammals in the faimily Hyaenidae o the order Carnivora. Thay bide in Africae an in wast an sooth Aisie. In the past, hyenas had a mair muckle scowth. Now thare's twa subfaimilies in Hyaenidae, wi fower species.

Hyenas is unique an vital pairts o maist African an some Aisien ecosystems.[1]

Hyenas is aft thocht tae be a kind o dug, but thay're mair closely relatit tae cats an mongooses, seein as thay're aa in Feliformia. Hyenas look sib tae dugs acause o convergent evolution.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Mills, Gus & Hofer, Heribert 1998. Hyaenas: status survey and conservation action plan. IUCN/SSC Hyena Specialist Group. ISBN 2-8317-0442-1