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  • Particularly in the foothills and mountains, larger mammals such as Chacma baboon Papio ursinus, honey-badger Mellivora capensis, clawless otter Aonyx capensis, leopard Panthera pardus, aardvark Orycteropus afer, eland Taurotragus oryx, the regional endemic bontebok Damaliscus dorcas dorcas anddiverse mustelids and viverrids occur.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa

  • Less common animals in the area include golden cat Felis aurata, red-flanked duiker Cephalophus rufilatus, yellow-backed duiker C. sylvicultor and aardvark Orycteropus afer.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • Other uncommon animals are an isolated population of 30-40 chimpanzees Pan troglodytes schweinfurthi (E) in the southern lava field forest of Tongo, and in the north, a small relict population of okapi Okapia johnstoni (LR), topi Damaliscus korrigum (LR), forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni and bongo Tragelaphus euryceros (LR); also three species of pangolin Manis spp. and the aardvark Orycteropus afer.

    Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Medium-sized mammals, such as chacma baboon (Papio ursinus), honey badger (Mellivora capensis), aardvark (Orycteropus after), and rock hyraxes (Procavia capensis) are all found in this ecoregion.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

  • Large insectivores such as ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii) and aardvark (Orycteropus afer) feed on the numerous ants and termites found in the miombo.

    Angolan Miombo woodlands

  • Non-target species such as bat-eared foxes (Otocyon megalotis), aardwolves (Proteles cristarus), and aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) are often also killed.

    Southern Africa bushveld

  • The Cape ant-eater, on the other hand, the Aard-vark (Orycteropus), has teeth formed on a type quite different from that existing in any other mammal; yet its hairy coat is not known to exhibit any such strange peculiarity.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • The burrowers are divided into the following genera: _Manis_, the scaly ant-eaters; _Dasypus_, the armadillos; _Chlamydophorus_, the pichiciagos; _Orycteropus_, the ant-bears, and _Myrmecophaga_, the

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • _Myrmecophaga_, or ant-eater, I say that the _Orycteropus_ is as good an ant-eater as he.

    Popular Adventure Tales

  • Other species of special concern in the Southern African context are the African wild cat, honey badger (Mellivora capensis), pangolin (Manis temminckii), aardvark (Orycteropus afer), kori bustard (Ardeotis kori), bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), martial eagle, whiteheaded (Trigonoceps occipitalis), lappetfaced (Torgos tracheliotus), and Cape (Gyps coprotheres) vultures.

    Kalahari xeric savanna


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