Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi van der Geer et al., 2014

Naxos elephant



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Naxos, Greece


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

van der Geer, Alexandra A. E. et al. (2014). A dwarf elephant and a rock mouse on Naxos (Cyclades, Greece) with a revision of the palaeozoogeography of the Cycladic Islands (Greece) during the Pleistocene. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 404: 133-144.


Other references:

Athanassiou, Athanassios, van der Geer, Alexandra and Lyras, George A. (2019). Pleistocene insular Proboscidea of the Eastern Mediterranean: A review and update. Quaternary Science Reviews 218: 306-321. [Abstract]

Honea K (1975) Prehistoric remains on the island of Kythnos. American Journal of Archaeology 79: 277-279.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). In the shadow of the megafauna: prehistoric mammal and bird extinctions across the Holocene, pp. 17-39. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. New York: Oxford University Press.


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