Species Proteles cristata (Sparrman, 1783) (Aardwolf)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Carnivora
  • ---- family: Hyaenidae
  • ----- species: Proteles cristata
Synonyms:
  • Proteles cristatus
Characteristics:insectivore; height: 40-50 cm; the coat is brownish-yellow with approximately five distinct vertical stripes on the back; the snout and lower parts of the legs are black; the bushy tail has a black tip; it has large, rotatable ears; it can be distinguished from the Hyaenas by its smaller size;
Countries:

BW
Botswana
MZ
Mozambique
NA
Namibia
ZA
South Africa
ZW
Zimbabwe
Ecoregions:

AT0709
Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands
AT0717
Southern Africa bushveld
AT0719
Southern Miombo woodlands
AT1004
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests
AT1009
Highveld grasslands
AT1309
Kalahari xeric savanna
AT1314
Nama Karoo
AT1316
Namibian savanna woodlands
AT1322
Succulent Karoo
Links:
References:Cillié 1997: 128
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Date: 2013-01-10
Place: South Africa
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Date: 2005-06-08
Place: Namibia
Creator: Dominik Käuferle, Dkaeuferle
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Source: wikimedia
Date: 1911 ?
Place: unknown
Creator: Webster's Dictionary
Permission: Public Domain

Source: wikimedia
Permission: Author died more than 70 years ago public domain images
Source: wikimedia
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