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Elephantidae (elephants)

Wikipedia Abstract

Elephantidae is a family of large, herbivorous mammals collectively called elephants and mammoths. These are terrestrial large mammals with a snout modified into a trunk and teeth modified into tusks. Most genera and species in the family are extinct. Only two genera, Loxodonta (African elephants) and Elephas (Asiatic elephants), are living. The family was first described by John Edward Gray in 1821, and later assigned to taxonomic ranks within the order Proboscidea. Elephantidae have also been revised by various authors to include or exclude other extinct proboscidean genera.
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Anancus (11)
Elephas (Asian elephant) (23)   (1)
Loxodonta (African elephants) (2)   (2)
Mammuthus (12)
Palaeoloxodon (1)
Parelephas (1)
Primelephas (1)
Selenetherium (1)
Stegodibelodon (1)
Stegotetrabelodon (3)
Tetralophodon (4)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0