The most noticeable differences between aardwolves and hyenas are in the skull and dentition.

Whereas hyenas have a powerful dentition and are able to crush large bones, the aardwolf has a slender skull with strong jaws and canine teeth, but the cheekteeth are reduced to small, widely spaced and irregularly numbered redundant pegs.

Sources: (Koehler & Richardson, 1990; Roberts, 1951; Skinner & Smithers, 1990)
Image: Ltshears



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