Some extinct elephants, their relatives, and the two living species.
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Published by Printed at the Govt. Press in [Colombo] .
Written in English


  • Elephants, Fossil.,
  • Elephants.

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Statementby P.E.P Deraniyagala.
ContributionsDeraniyagala, P. E. P. 1900-1973.
LC ClassificationsQE882.U7 C4
The Physical Object
Pagination161 p.
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6196563M
LC Control Number56004452

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Some extinct elephants, their relatives, and the two living species. [Colombo] Printed at the Govt. Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Fossil Elephants; Elephants. Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: P E P Deraniyagala; Ceylon. Department of National. Today, all but two members of the Elephantidae family of the order Probiscidea, meaning animals with trunks, have survived -- African and Asian elephants. For long periods of history, humans coexisted on the planet with mastodons, mammoths and some of the more primitive relatives of modern-day elephants.   Book Reviews: Some Extinct Elephants, Their Relatives and the Two Living Species. Ceylon National Museums Publication Simpson, G. by: 1. Deraniyagala, P. E. P. , Some extinct elephants, their relatives and the two living species / P.E.P. Deraniyagala Govt. Press [Colombo] Ceylon Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

  McMaster University. (, February 26). Complete genomes of extinct and living elephants sequenced: Findings point to highly complex relationships. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 7, from www. The African elephant (Loxodonta) is a genus comprising two living elephant species, the African bush elephant (L. africana) and the smaller African forest elephant (L. cyclotis).Both are herbivores and live in groups. They have grey skin and differ in the size of their ears and tusks, and in the shape and size of their : Mammalia. The Javan elephant (Elephas maximus sondaicus) was proposed by Paules Edward Pieris Deraniyagala in as an extinct subspecies of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).His description was based on an illustration of a carving on the Buddhist monument of Borobudur in Java. It is considered synonymous with the Indian elephant (E. maximus indicus).. See alsoFamily: Elephantidae. Strikingly, scientists found no genetic evidence of interbreeding among two of the world's three remaining species, the forest and savanna elephants, .

Elephants visiting water holes in southern Africa may walk away from the pond bottoms with mud sticking to their legs and bodies, and also may ingest some mud, thus deepening and enlarging the water basins ().Flint and Bond () estimated that African elephants in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) removed to m 3 of mud every time they wallowed in by: Complete genomes of extinct and living elephants sequenced. An international team of researchers has produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families -- namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years. Elephants belong to a largely extinct group of animals classified by zoologists as being in the taxonomic order Proboscidea. This order includes only three living species, all elephants, but there are more than extinct species including mammoths and mastodons. Characteristics of the Order are: Upper incisor teeth are elongated to form tusks.   The story of the two divergent elephant species began about three million years ago, when expansive forests covered a greater area than in present-day Africa and elephants filled these jungles. At some point, the forest-dwelling elephants began to venture into the neighboring savannah.