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Family: Elephantidae

African Elephant: The largest land animal, Africa's true King of Beasts. male wt 11,000 lb, up to 13,200 lb (5000 6000 kg), ht 9 ft 10 in to 11 ft (3 3.3 m); female wt 6600-7700 lb (3000-3500 kg), ht 8 ft 4 in (2.5 m). Head: trunk, a muscular extension of the upper lip containing the nostrils, tip equipped with 2 fingerlike projections for handling small objects. Huge ears, up to 6.5 x 5 ft (2 x 1.5 m). Teeth 6 sets of cheek teeth (2 upper and 2 lower) of increasing size that move into place as the animal outgrows/wears out previous set; upper in" cisors modified as continuously growing tusks averaging 134 lb (61 kg) apiece in males (maximum wt 287 lb (1130 kg), length 7.7 ft (2.5 m) and 42 lb (19 kg) in females at 60 years. Feet: 4 toes on front feet, 3 on rear feet. Skin naked except for scattered bristles and sensory hairs; color gray or brown. Genitals open downward through skin flap between rear legs; penis invisible except when extended; testes internal. Scent glands: temporal glands near eyes, 3 times bigger in male, 6.6 lb (3 kg). Teats 2 between forelegs.

African Forest Elephant: Dwarfs inhabiting Lowland Rainforest would be considered a different species if the two forms didn't interbreed at the forest edge. Only 7 ft 10 in to 9 ft 2 in (2.4 2.8 m) tall, wt 3960 to 7040 lb (1800-3200 kg), with straight, downward pointing, parallel tusks, more oval ears, front feet with 5 nails, rear feet with 4. --

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Mammal Species of the World
MSW Scientific Names. [Query] [Home] [Help] Copyright 1993 Smithsonian Institution.
All rights are reserved. [Parent] [Offspring] [Synonyms] Family Elephantidae. ...

Family Elephantidae
Family Elephantidae Elephants [Order: Proboscidea (Elephants)] Genus
Elephas Indian Elephant (Species: 1, Individual: 2) Back to Menu.

Animal Links - Family Elephantidae (Elephants)
Animal Pictures Archive. Home > Phylum Chordata > Class Mammalia > Order Proboscidea
> Family Elephantidae Family Elephantidae (Elephants). ...

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Order Proboscidea
... Family Elephantidae. African Elephants. African Elephant South African Bush Elephant
sbssp. Forest Elephant sbssp. East African Bush Elephant sbssp West African ...

Elephant Evolution
... Family Elephantidae Out of the order Proboscidea, developed the family Elephantidae.
Within this family, are the Asian elephant, African elephant, and the ...

Elephantidae (elephants)
biodiversity explorer home. Family: Elephantidae (elephants). (Life: Metazoa:
Chordata: Vertebrata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Proboscidea) ...

Elephantidae (Elephants)
... Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Proboscidea Family:
Elephantidae, ... Family Elephantidae. African Elephant Indian Elephant. ...

ERBzin-e 307
... four- footed mammals constituting with related extinct forms the elephant family
( Elephantidae) and having the snout prolonged into a muscular trunk and two ...

The Evolution of Mammoths
... Members of the family Elephantidae lived in Africa about 6 million years ago and
had characteristics that distinguished them from their ancestors, such as a ...

African Wildlife - Elephantidae: a General Outline
... A Brief Description of Elephantidae: family of "ivory" Special Thanks to the: The
US Fish and Wildlife Service for the use of this description of the elephant ... - 10k - Cached - Similar pages

African Elephant Skull Loxodonta africana
... Size: 33" long 21" wide 23" high Diet: Herbivore Origin: Africa. Class:Mammalia
Order:Proboscidae Family:Elephantidae. Our Price: $1,799.00. ...

Phylogenetic Analysis of the Family Elephantidae Based
on Single-Copy Nuclear Sequences. INTRODUCTION. ...

Virginia Hayssen - Index for Mammalian Species
... Ziphiidae Order Sirenia Family Dugongidae Family Trichechidae Order Proboscidea Family
Elephantidae Order Perissodactyla Family Equidae Family Tapiridae Family ...

Encyclopædia Britannica
... The mammoth . The genus Mammuthus contains some of the largest members of the family
Elephantidae. Certain ones reached a height of over 4.2 metres (13.8 feet ...

Status Accounts for Selected Indian Mammals
... Order PROBOSCIDEA. Family Elephantidae. INDIAN ELEPHANT Status:
ENDANGERED Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758CITES: Appendix I. ...

... Order Proboscidea ... Elephants - Order Proboscidea. Elephants - Family Elephantidae:
African Elephant ... thaifocus elephant%2Fenp_elef.htm Elephant Nature ...

... Family Elephantidae Elephants: 2 species The elephant's most conspicuous external
feature is its long flexible trunk which is an elongation of the nose. The ...

African Savannah: African Elephant
African Elephant. ORDER: Proboscidea FAMILY: Elephantidae GENUS: Loxodonta
SPECIES: africana. Elephant sounds. (95K). New baby (378K). ...

MAMMOTH. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000
... contributed to their extinction. Mammoths are classified in the phylum Chordata,
subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Proboscidea, family Elephantidae. ...

African Elephants
... Order, Proboscidea, Max. ht. 4m. Family, Elephantidae, Max.
Weight, 6.5 tonnes. Habitat, Plains/forest, Gestation, 21 months. ...

Parasites of Zoo Animals
... Family Camelidae (camels, llamas), Family Giraffidae (giraffes), Family Elephantidae
(African and Asian), Lower Primates (chimpanzees, orangutans, apes, baboons ...

... Family Elephantidae. Suborder Sirenia P. 292-303. Family Trichechidae. Family Dugongidae
Members of this group are most closely related to living Perissodactyls ...

A Partial Classification of Animals
... aardvarks Family Orycteropodidae (aardvarks) Order Proboscidea - elephants Family
Elephantidae (elephants) Order Hyracoidea - hyraxes Family Procaviidae ...

... threatens many other African species. Scientific classification: Elephants make
up the family Elephantidae in the order Proboscidea. The Indian elephant is ...

... The two species of the family Elephantidae can be distinguished easily by the
size of their ears, small in the Asian elephant and quite large in the more ...

Kenyalogy: Fauna: Taxonomy of mammals
... FAMILY Elephantidae: elephants. Subsaharan Africa, India,
Nepal and Southeast Asia. 2 genera, 2 species. ...

Mammalian Classification
... Family: Gomphotheriidae*; Family: Mammutidae* (mastodonts);
Family: Elephantidae (elephants, mammoths*). ...

Zoo Animals - Order Proboscidea: Elephant Family
... Family Elephantidae: Elephants Family. Elephas maximus, Asian
or Indian elephant; Loxodonta africana, African elephant. ...

shambala bill
... Bears (family Ursidae) Rhinoceros (family Rinocerotidae) Elephants (family Elephantidae)
Hippopotamuses (family Hippopotamidae) Catnels (Family Carnelidae ...

... Cuvieronius sp. (1, 2, 3). Gomphotheres are browsing forms, related to elephants.
These are also very rare in South Texas. Family Elephantidae. ...

Checklist of the mammals of Sri Lanka
... FAMILY: Elephantidae (Elephants). Elephas maximus maximus, Ceylon
Elephant, Elephas maximus vil-aliya, Ceylon Marsh Elephant, ... - 40k - Cached - Similar pages

Captive Wildlife Regulations
... 16. Elephants (family Elephantidae). 17. Hippopotamuses (family
Hippopotamidae). 18. Cape buffalos (Syncerus caffer caffer). ...

Animal Protection Institute - Animal rights activists-animal ...
... 16. Elephants (family Elephantidae). 17. Hippopotamuses (family
Hippopotamidae). 18. Cape buffalos (Syncerus caffer caffer). ...

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