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Elephantidae

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

(order Proboscidea, suborder Gomphotherioidea)

A family than comprises the ancestral and modern elephants. They can be traced back to the Miocene (Stegolophodon) and are distinct...

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elephants

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The elephant is the largest living land animal, and is taken as a type of something of great size and weight. The Indian elephant was traditionally used as a beast of burden and in the...

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Proboscidea

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Earth Sciences and Geography.

(cohort Ferungulata, superorder Paenungulata)

An order that comprises the elephants and their extinct relatives, divided into four suborders: Moeritherioidea, Deinotherioidea,...

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