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order

elephants
Proboscidea Illiger, 1811

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  infraclass Eutheria

Temporal range:Tertiary > Paleogene > Eocene > Lower Eocene – recent

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Images

Loxodonta africana - African Bush Elephant

Loxodonta africana - African Bush Elephant

Author: Jiří Novák

Elephas maximus - Asian Elephant

Elephas maximus - Asian Elephant

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Loxodonta africana knochenhaueri - East African Bush Elephant

Loxodonta africana knochenhaueri - East African Bush Elephant

Author: Dagmar Jurčíková
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Included taxa

Number of records: 10

superfamily Elephantoidea Gray, 1821

Fossil taxa

superfamily Mammutoidea Hay, 1922
family Moeritheriidae C.W. Andrews, 1906
family Numidotheriidae Shoshani & Tassy, 1992
family Barytheriidae Andrews, 1906
family Deinotheriidae Bonaparte, 1845
family Palaeomastodontidae Andrews, 1906
family Phiomiidae Kalandadze & Rautian, 1992
family Hemimastodontidae McKenna, Bell, Shoshani & Tassy, 1997

Links and literature

DE Zootier-Lexikon [5936:ruesseltiere-allgemeines&Itemid=597]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Proboscidea]

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Explanations

extinct taxon