All extant species of hyenas in descending order of size: spotted hyena, brown hyena, striped hyena and aardwolf. Hyaenidae - Hyena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which says that hyenas are members of the cat family!
Extant Members of the Hyena Family: the Aardwolf (Proteles cristata) Spotten Hyena (Crocuta crocuta) Brown Hyena (Hyaena brunnea) and the Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena) Of them all my favourite is the Aardwolf!
Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena): though dog-like in appearance & some behavior, hyena are not canids. They are in the feliforma family & are related to civets & cats. The striped hyena is probably the most attractive of the 4 species of hyena