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Palaeoloxodon mnaidriensis (Adams, 1874)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Malta & Sicily

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Adams, A. L. (1874). On the dentition and osteology of the Maltese fossil elephant, being a description of the remains discovered by the author in Malta between the years 1860 and 1866. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 9(1): 1-124, plates I-XXII.

 

Other references:

Bonfiglio, Laura, Mangano, Gabriella, Marra, Antonella Cinzia and Masini, Federico. (2001). A new late Pleistocene vertebrate faunal complex from Sicily (S. Tedoro Cave, North-Eastern Sicily, Italy). Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana 40(2): 149-158.

Chilardi, S. (2001). Large-sized and middle-sized elephants from the Pleistocene of Sicily: the case of Contrada Fusco (Siracusa, Southeastern Sicily), pp. 476-478. 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]

Ferretti, M. P. (2008). The dwarf elephant Palaeoloxodon mnaidriensis from Puntali Cave, Carini (Sicily; late Middle Pleistocene): Anatomy, systematics and phylogenetic relationships. Quaternary International 182(1): 90-108.

Greco, M. (2001). The Elephants at the Leonardo Da Vinci Institute in Rome, pp. 53-56. 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]

Insacco, Gianni, Marra, Antonella C. and Masini, Federico. (1997). Large and small mammals, amphibians and reptiles from a new late Pleistocene fissure filling deposit of the Hyblean Plateau (South Eastern Sicily). Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana 36(1-2): 97-122.

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]

Mangano, Gabriella and Bonfiglio, Laura. (2012). First finding of a partially articulated elephant skeleton from a Late Pleistocene hyena den in Sicily (San Teodoro Cave, North Eastern Sicily, Italy). Quaternary International 276-277: 53-60. [Abstract]

M. R. Palombo. 2005. Biochronology of the Plio-Pleistocene Terrestrial mammals of Sardinia: The state of the art. Hellenic Journal of Geosciences 41: 47-66.

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