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species

Aardvark
Orycteropus afer (Pallas, 1766)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Tubulidentata - aardvarks »  family Orycteropodidae - aardvarks »  genus Orycteropus

Least Concern

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juvenile animal

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera pardus pardus (Linnaeus, 1758) - African Leopard

parasite: Ancylostoma hescheleri Mönnig, 1938, Oligacanthorhynchus longissimus (Golvan, 1962)

Related glossary terms

living fossil

Included taxa

Number of records: 17

subspecies Orycteropus afer adametzi Grote, 1921
subspecies Orycteropus afer aethiopicus Sundevall, 1843 - Abyssinian Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer afer Pallas, 1766 - Southern Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer angolensis Zukowsky & Haltenorth, 1957 - Angolan Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer erikssoni Lönnberg, 1906 - North Congo Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer faradjius Hatt, 1932 - Faradje Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer haussanus Matschie, 1900 - Hausa Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer kordofanicus Rothschild, 1927 - Kordofan Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer lademanni Grote, 1911
subspecies Orycteropus afer leptodon Hirst, 1906 - Cameroon Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer matschiei Grote, 1921
subspecies Orycteropus afer observandus Grote, 1921
subspecies Orycteropus afer ruvanensis Grote, 1921 - Ruwana Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer senegalensis Lesson, 1840 - Western Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer somalicus Lydekker, 1908 - Somali Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer wardi Lydekker, 1908 - Ward's Aardvark
subspecies Orycteropus afer wertheri Matschie, 1898 - Bagamoyo Aardvark

Links and literature

EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Orycteropus afer Pallas, 1766]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [298:erdferkel-orycteropus-afer]

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 Orycteropus afer (Pallas, 1766)]

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