Syn. -- hyaena.
The striped hyena (Hyna striata) inhabits Southern Asia and a large part of Africa. The brown hyena (Hyna brunnea), and the spotted hyena (Crocuta maculata), are found in Southern Africa. The extinct cave hyena (Hyna spela) inhabited England and France.
Cave hyena. See under Cave. --
(Zol.), a South African canine animal (Lycaon venaticus), which hunts in packs, chiefly at night. It is smaller than the common wolf, with very large, erect ears, and a bushy tail. Its color is reddish or yellowish brown, blotched with black and white. Called also
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