The aardwolf is considered one of the indicator species for the Somalia-Kalahari semidesert axis.

The aardwolf’s distribution in the Somalia-Kalahari semidesert axis of Africa appears to be related to the area’s ancient climatic history, as these two areas were joined in drier periods. They are now separated by wetter woodlands in Zambia.

Sources: (Kingdon, 1977; Koehler & Richardson, 1990)
Image: Tamsyn Steadwood



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