Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus)
Chatham Elephant at Upnor dig


 ☨ ♂ Chatham Elephant  
Illustration by Amedee Forestier from The Outline of History by H.G. Wells, Volume I, published in 1920
Illustration by Amedee Forestier from The Outline of History by H.G. Wells, Volume I, published in 1920

Alternative name:Upnor Elephant
Taxidermy locationLondon Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Identification


Description

Species:Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1, unknown age
Status:fossil
Characteristics:skeleton
Body height: 4.00 meter, 13.1 feet
Body weight: 10000.00 kg, 22000.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead:
Death location: Upnor dig
Death reason: :
Locations
Present / last location:Upnor dig, in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Upnor dig

Document updated2021-07-05: link to http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7705
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Description

† Chatham Elephant is a dead fossil Male ♂ Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus), , who died at Upnor dig, in United Kingdom, from .

The Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at London Natural History Museum, in London, United Kingdom, since 1913-00-00.

(see detailed list).

Origin


Chatham Elephant was born wild .


Comments / pictures

The skeleton - "probably the largest yet discovered in Britain", according to a 1915 report - was a male with an estimated height at the shoulder of about four metres, originally weighing round 10 tonnes



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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Chatham Elephant, Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) located at London Natural History Museum in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 July 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10820. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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