Brown hyaena

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Brown hyaena
Temporal range: Pliocene – Recent
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At the Gemsbok National Park, South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Hyaenidae
Genus: Hyaena
Species:
H. brunnea
Binomial name
Hyaena brunnea
Thunberg, 1820
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Geographic range
Synonyms
  • Parahyena brunnea (Thunberg, 1820)

The brown hyaena (Hyaena brunnea), also called strandwolf,[2] is a species of hyaena. It is found in Namibia, Botswana, western and southern Zimbabwe,[3] southern Mozambique and South Africa.

It is the rarest species of hyaena.[4] The largest remaining brown hyaena population is in the southern Kalahari Desert and coastal areas in Southwest Africa.[5]

The total population of brown hayaena is between 4,000 and 10,000 (IUCN). Its conservation status is 'near threatened' in the IUCN Red List.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wiesel, I. (2015). "Parahyaena brunnea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T10276A82344448.
  2. Shorter Oxford English dictionary. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. 2007. p. 3804. ISBN 978-0199206872.
  3. Williams, Samual T.; Williams, Kathryn S.; Joubert, Christoffel J.; Hill, Russell A. (14 January 2016). "The impact of land reform on the status of large carnivores in Zimbabwe". PeerJ. 4: e1537. doi:10.7717/peerj.1537. PMC 4728035. PMID 26819838.
  4. Chapter 4: Rich Man's Table from David MacDonald’s The Velvet Claw BBC books, 1992
  5. Holekamp, Kay. "Home". IUCN Hyaena Specialist Group. IUCN. Archived from the original on 2007-12-24.