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Mammuthus lamarmorae Major, 1883

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Elephas lamarmorae Major, 1883; Mammuthus lamarmorai Major, 1883

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Sardinia, Italy

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Major, F. C. J. (1883). Die Tyrrhenis: Studien über geographische Verbreitung von Tieren und Pflanzen im westlich Mittelmeergebiet. Kosmos, 13: 81-106.

 

Other references:

Acconci, L. (1881). Sopra alcune ossa fossili di Elefante rinvenute nel Quaternario della zona di Marimenta in Sardegna. Proc. Verb. Atti Soc. Tosc. Sc. Nat. 2: 266-267.

Joger, U. and Garrido, G. (2001). Phylogenetic position of Elephas, Loxodonta and Mammuthus, based on molecular evidence, pp. 544-547. In: Cavarretta, C., Gioia, P., Mussi, M. and Palombo, M. R. (eds.). The World of Elephants – International Congress, Rome. Proceedings of the 1st international congress – Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Rome. [automatic download]

Melis, R., Palombo, M. R. and Mussi, M. (2001). Mammuthus lamarmorae (Major, 1883) remains in the pre-Tyrrhenian deposits of San Giovanni in Sinis (Western Sardinia, Italy), pp. 481-485. In: Cavarretta, C., Gioia, P., Mussi, M. and Palombo, M. R. (eds.). The World of Elephants – International Congress, Rome. Proceedings of the 1st international congress – Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Rome. [automatic download]

Palombo, Maria Rita, Ferretti, M. P., Pillola, G. L. and Chiappini, L. (2012). A reappraisal of the dwarfed mammoth Mammuthus lamarmorai (Major, 1883) from Gonnesa (south-western Sardinia, Italy). Quaternary International 255: 158-170. [Abstract]

PALOMBO, M.R., GINESU, S., MELIS, R.T. & SIAS, S. 2005. The endemic elephants from Sardinia: an unsolved problem. In ALcOVER, J.A. & BovER, P. (eds.): Proceedings ofthe International Symposium "Insular Vertebrate Evolution: the PalaeontologicalApproach': Monografies de la Societat d'Història Natural de les Balears 12: 245-254.

Palombo, Maria Rita and Zedda, Marco. (2020). New evidence for the presence of endemic elephants from the Late Pleistocene of Alghero (northwestern Sardinia, Italy). Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary 33(1): 107-114.

Palombo, Maria Rita, Zedda, Marco and Melis, Rita Teresa. (In Press, 2017). A new elephant fossil from the late Pleistocene of Alghero: The puzzling question of Sardinian dwarf elephants. Comptes Rendus Palevol. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crpv.2017.05.007 [Abstract]

Zoboli, Daniel et al. (2018). The remains of Mammuthus lamarmorai (Major, 1883) housed in the Naturhistorisches Museum of Basel (Switzerland) and the complete “Skeleton-Puzzle”. Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana 57(1): 45-57.

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