Taxon profile


Spotted Hyena
Crocuta crocuta (Erxleben, 1777)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Hyaenidae - hyenas »  genus Crocuta - Spotted Hyaenas

Other names

= Laughing Hyena

Least Concern


juvenile animal

Crocuta crocuta - Spotted Hyena


Author: Klaus Rudloff

Crocuta crocuta - Spotted Hyena


Author: Klaus Rudloff



Intertaxon relationships

prey: Tragelaphus imberbis (Blyth, 1869) - Lesser Kudu, Damaliscus lunatus (Burchell, 1823) - Topi, Kobus leche Gray, 1850 - Leche, Tragelaphus angasii (Gray, 1849) - Lowland Nyala, Alcelaphus lichtensteinii (Peters, 1849) - Lichtenstein's Hartebeest, ...

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Crocuta crocuta crocuta (Erxleben, 1777)

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Fossil taxa

subspecies Crocuta crocuta spelaea Goldfuss, 1823 - Cave Hyena

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Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [5674]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Crocuta crocuta (Erxleben, 1777)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Crocuta crocuta Erxleben, 1777]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [136:tuepfelhyaene-crocuta&Itemid=240]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Crocuta crocuta (Erxleben, 1777)]

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