oa Madoqua - The distribution and ecology of the brown hyaena Hyaena brunnea and spotted hyaena Crocuta in the central Namib Desert
|Article Title||The distribution and ecology of the brown hyaena Hyaena brunnea and spotted hyaena Crocuta in the central Namib Desert|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1981|
|Pages||231 - 239|
|Keyword(s)||Calcium content, Distribution, Food supply, Footprints, Habitats, Scats, Seal bulls and Social systems|
Hyaena brunnea are found mainly along the coast while Crocuta crocuta range further inland being associated with Oryx gazeIIo and freshwater. Differences in latrines are descriptionbed and the scats or H. brunnea are significantly lighter than those of Crocuta (45,8 cf. 160,9; P<0,001). Analysis of identifiable prey remains showed that in H. brunnea scats Arctocephalus pussilus hair predominated (75%) cf. Crocuta scats in which Oryx gazelle hair (94,5%) predominated. Reasons for the geographical separation of the species are discussed.
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