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Asian Elephant
Elephas maximus Linneaus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Proboscidea - elephants »  family Elephantidae - elephants »  genus Elephas - Asian Elephants

Other names

= Asiatic Elephant
= Indian Elephant

IUCN category:Endangered

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Haematomyzus elephantis Piaget, 1869 - Elefantenlaus

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Elephas maximus asurus - Syrian Elephant
subspecies Elephas maximus borneensis Deraniyagala, 1950 - Borneo Elephant

Elephas maximus borneensis - Borneo Elephant

subspecies Elephas maximus indicus Cuvier, 1797 - Indian Elephant

Elephas maximus indicus - Indian Elephant

subspecies Elephas maximus maximus Linnaeus, 1758 - Sri Lankan Elephant

Elephas maximus maximus - Sri Lankan Elephant

subspecies Elephas maximus rubridens - Chinese Elephant
subspecies Elephas maximus sumatranus Temminck, 1847 - Sumatran Elephant

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [7140]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758]

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Explanations

extinct taxon