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SPECIES Proteles cristata

Author:Sparrman, 1783.
Citation:Resa Goda-Hopps-Udden., I, 1: 581.
Common Name:Aardwolf
Type Locality:English translation (Sparrman, 1786) of original locality: "Agter-Bruntjes hoogte...which takes in the upper part of Kleine Visch-rivier, and is separated from Camdebo by Bruntjes hoogtens..."; listed in G. M. Allen (1939) as "Near Little Fish River, Somerset East, Cape Colony" [South Africa].
Distribution:Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Status:CITES Appendix III (Botswana); IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Koehler and Richardson (1990) and Jenks and Werdelin (1998) who demonstrated that subspecies are not well defined and probably should not be recognized. Synonyms according to Jenks and Werdelin (1998).
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Synonyms:

    canescens Shortridge and Carter, 1938
    harrisoni Rothschild, 1902
    hyenoides (Desmarest, 1821)
    lalandii I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1824
    pallidior Cabrera, 1910
    septentrionalis Rothschild, 1902
    termes Heller, 1913
    transvaalensis Roberts, 1932
    typicus A. Smith, 1834

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