Cave hyena

This jaw bone is the first fossil recorded in RAMM’s fossil register (it has the accession number Fos1). Hyena made a den in Kent’s Cavern. They were scavengers but also hunted in packs and could drag baby mammoth back to the caves.

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Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Belfield, Reverend J
Common Name
cave hyena
Simple Name
fossil: mammal
Period Classification
Pleistocene (2.6 mya - 10,000 years)
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HYAENIDAE: Crocuta crocuta spelaea (Goldfuss): cave hyena