Crocuta


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One study proposes this mechanism for rabies in spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta, Carnivora: Hyaenidae), on the basis of rabies virus RNA detected in saliva of healthy hyenas by polymerase chain reaction, although virus isolation, arguably the more important test, was unsuccessful from these samples (37).
A morphological comparison of Canis dirus and the extant bone crushing hyena, Crocuta crocuta.
Among living species, the hyena-especially Crocuta crocuta, the spotted hyena -- best manifests the characteristics of an animal adapted to opening bones.
1 1 Eland Taurotragus oryx 6 1 Hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus 1 1 2 1 Hyena Crocuta crocuta 1 1 Impala Aepyceros melampus 3 3 58 3 7 2 Klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus 1 1 Oribi Ourebia ourebi 4 2 Ovicaprine 41 3 494 18 124 5 Steenbok Raphicerus campestris 2 1 Thompson's Gazelle Gazella thomsoni 12 3 35 3 10 2 Warthog Phacochoerus africanus 1 1 1 1 Total 76 18 659 41 157 15 Cyprinidae 32 3 1377 28 7 2 Bagridae 4 1 15 1 Cichlidae 4 3 765 8 Claridae 8 1 169 5 Citharinidae 4 1 Protopterus aeathiopicus 20 3 Total 48 8 2350 46 7 2 No.
The crocuta (hyena) was thought to imitate the human voice in order to lure people our of doors and devour them.