Grotte Santo Stefano elephant
Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) at
Grotte Santo Stefano in Italy

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Grotte Santo Stefano elephant displayed as taxidermy specimen.
Grotte Santo Stefano elephant as taxidermy specimen. Straight-tusked elephant. Skeleton of an Elephas antiquus in the Museo paleontologico of the university Sapienzia, Rome
Taxidermy locationSapienza Museum of Paleontology, Roma, Italy



Species:Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus)
Sex and age:, unknown age
Characteristics: nearly complete skeleton
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Europe unspecified location
Death location: Grotte Santo Stefano near the village of Grotte Santo Stefano, Italy
Death reason: unknown:
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Present / last location:Grotte Santo Stefano, in Italy

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2021-09-26: Born in Europe
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Latest document update2021-09-26 18:05:43
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† Grotte Santo Stefano elephant is a dead fossil Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus), , who died at Grotte Santo Stefano, in Italy, .

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Sapienza Museum of Paleontology, in Roma, Italy.


Grotte Santo Stefano elephant was born wild at Europe unspecified location.

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The Skeleton was found in the early 1950s in late Middle Pleistocene diatomaceous layers outcropping near the village of Grotte Santo Stefano

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Grotte Santo Stefano elephant, Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) located at Sapienza Museum of Paleontology in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 July 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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