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Elephas antiquus Falconer & Cautley, 1847

Straight-tusked elephant

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Palaeloxodon antiquus Falconer & Cautley, 1847; Elephas (Palaeoloxodon) cephallonicus Theodorou et al., 2018

 

E. cephallonicus is considered a synonym of E. antiquus by (Athanassiou et al., 2019).

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: c. 48,000 BC

 

Distribution

Europe

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

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