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Spotted hyena
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Spotted hyena
Temporal range: Late Pliocene – Recent |
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From Etosha National Park, Namibia |
Conservation status |

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1] |
Scientific classification |
Kingdom: | Animalia |
Phylum: | Chordata |
Class: | Mammalia |
Order: | Carnivora |
Family: | Hyaenidae |
Subfamily: | Hyaeninae |
Genus: | Crocuta |
Species: | C. crocuta |
Binomial name |
Crocuta crocuta
(Erxleben, 1777) |
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Spotted hyena range |
Synonyms |
Species synonymy[2][show]   * capensis
Heller, 1914   * cuvieri
Bory de St. Vincent, 1825   * fisi
Bory de St. Vincent, 1825   * fortis
J. A. Allen, 1924   * gariepensis
Matschie, 1900   * germinans
Matschie, 1900   * habessynica
de Blainville, 1844   * kibonotensis
Lönnberg, 1908   * leontiewi
Satunin, 1905   * maculata
Thunberg, 1811   * noltei
Matschie, 1900   * nzoyae
Cabrera, 1911   * panganensis
Lönnberg, 1908   * rufa
Desmarest, 1817   * rufopicta
Cabrera, 1911   * sivalensis
Falconer and Cautley in Falconer, 1868   * thierryi
Matschie, 1900   * thomasi
Cabrera, 1911   * togoensis
Matschie, 1900   * wissmanni
Matschie, 1900 |
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The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta), also known as the laughing hyena,[3] is a species of hyena native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN on account of its widespread range and large numbers estimated between 27,000 and 47,000 individuals.[1] The species is however experiencing declines outside of protected areas due to habitat loss and poaching.[1] The species may have originated in Asia,[4] and once ranged throughout Europe for at least one...

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