The fossil carnivores of the Transvaal caves. The Hyaenidae of Kromdraai
Article first published online: 7 MAY 2010
1954 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 124, Issue 3, pages 565–585, November 1954
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Ewer, R. F. (1954), The fossil carnivores of the Transvaal caves. The Hyaenidae of Kromdraai. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 124: 565–585. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1954.tb07798.x
- Issue published online: 6 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 7 MAY 2010
- Received 30th June 1953
A brief account of the Transvaal fossiliferous deposits is given. It is noted that the Kromdraai “associated” fauna may not be contemporaneous with the Kromdraai australopithecine, Paranthropus robustus.
The hyaenids occurring in the Kromdraai deposit are described; additional details of Crocuta spelaea capensis Broom are given, and two new species, Crocuta ultra and Hyaena bellax are described.
It is considered that the damaged mandible described by Broom (1939) as possibly belonging to Hyaena hyaena cannot be accepted as a reliable record of the occurrence of this species in the Kromdraai deposit.