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 LC


juvenile animal

Crocuta crocuta - Spotted Hyena


Author: Klaus Rudloff

Crocuta crocuta - Spotted Hyena


Author: Klaus Rudloff



Intertaxon relationships

prey: Eudorcas thomsonii (Günther, 1884) - Thomson's Gazelle, Phacochoerus aethiopicus (Pallas, 1767) - Desert Warthog, Redunca arundinum (Boddaert, 1785) - Common Reedbuck, Madoqua kirkii (Günther, 1880) - Kirk's Dik-dik, Phacochoerus africanus (Gmelin, 1788) - Common Warthog, ...

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Crocuta crocuta crocuta (Erxleben, 1777)

Crocuta crocuta crocuta

Fossil taxa

subspecies Crocuta crocuta spelaea Goldfuss, 1823 - Cave Hyena

Crocuta crocuta spelaea

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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