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Hyenas related to cats?

Ever wonder what dogs and hyenas have in common? Would you be surprised to learn that hyenas are more closely related to cats than dogs? In fact, according to this video thesis, the shared bone-crushing abilities of dogs and hyenas is actually an example of convergent evolution.


  1. #1 Sir William the Cat
    United States
    July 11, 2013

    Fascinating to know hyenas are more related to me than dogs! Good detective work on their convergent evolution, Dr. Tseng! – Sir William the Cat at

  2. #2 Delurked Lurker
    On a pale blue dot suspended in a sunbeam
    July 12, 2013

    I love the 2 minute thesis :)

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