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Elephas nawataensis Tassy 2003 (elephant)

Osteichthyes - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 157821

Belongs to Elephas according to Tassy 2003

Sister taxa: Elephas (Euelephas), Elephas beyeri, Elephas chaniensis, Elephas creticus, Elephas cypriotes, Elephas falconeri, Elephas maximus, Elephas melitensis, Elephas moghrebiensis, Elephas priscus, Loxodonta (Palaeoloxodon) tokunagai, Palaeoloxodon recki, Palaeoloxodon antiquus, Palaeoloxodon mnaidriensis, Palaeoloxodon naumanni

Type specimen: Its type locality is Lothagam-Upper Nawata Mb, which is in a Tortonian/Piacenzian fluvial sandstone/mudstone in the Nawata or Nachukui Formation of Kenya

Ecology: scansorial insectivore