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Elephas Linnaeus 1758 (elephant)

Osteichthyes - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43264

Synonyms: Elephantus Geoffroy and Cuvier 1795 [objective synonym] (no. 233502), Elephas (Palaeoloxodon) Matsumoto 1924 (no. 159782), Hesperoloxodon Osborn 1931 (no. 233506), Hypselephas Osborn 1942 (no. 233508), Leithadamsia Matsumoto 1927 (no. 233505), Loxodonta (Palaeoloxodon) Matsumoto 1924 (no. 159804), Omoloxodon Deraniyagala 1955 (no. 233510), Palaeoloxodon Matsumoto 1924 (no. 108486), Pilgrimia Osborn 1924 (no. 233503), Platelephas Osborn 1942 (no. 233507), Sivalikia Osborn 1924 (no. 233504), Stegoloxodon Kretzoi 1950 (no. 233509)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Elephantini according to N. Rohland et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Elephantina, Loxodontina, Mammuthus

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

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore