Taxon profile


Proteles cristata (Sparrman, 1783)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Hyaenidae - hyenas »  genus Proteles - Aardwolves

Scientific synonyms

Viverra cristata Sparrman, 1783
Proteles cristatus (Sparrman, 1783)
Viverra hyenoides Desmarest, 1820
Proteles lalandii I. Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, 1824
Proteles typicus Smith, 1834

Least Concern


Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Ancylostoma protelesis Macchioni, 1995

prey: Hodotermes Hagen, 1853, Macrotermes Holmgren, 1910, Odontotermes Holmgren, 1912, Trinervitermes Holmgren, 1912

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Proteles cristata cristata Sparrman, 1783 - South African Aardwolf

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subspecies Proteles cristata septentrionalis Rothschild, 1902 - East African Aardwolf

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Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [18372]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Proteles cristata (Sparrman, 1783)]
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 Proteles cristata Sparrman, 1783]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [138:erdwolf-proteles-cristatus&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 Proteles cristatus (Sparrman, 1783)]

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