Taxon profile


Asian Elephant
Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758

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

Other names

= Asiatic Elephant
= Indian Elephant



juvenile animal


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Haematomyzus elephantis Piaget, 1869 - Elefantenlaus, Dipetalonema asiatica Bain, Baker & Chabaud, 1982, Quilonia edentata Zhang & Xie, 1992, Quilonia simhai Gupta & Trivedi, 1985

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

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

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subspecies Elephas maximus indicus Cuvier, 1797 - Indian Elephant

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subspecies Elephas maximus maximus Linnaeus, 1758 - Sri Lankan Elephant

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subspecies Elephas maximus rubridens Deraniyagala, 1950 - Chinese Elephant
subspecies Elephas maximus sumatranus Temminck, 1847 - Sumatran Elephant

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Links and literature

EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [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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