Loxodonta

Genus Loxodonta, (from Greek Loxo: meaning slanting, and odonta: meaning tooth) belonging to the family of elephants, elephantidae, named by Cuvier 1825.

Fossils from Loxodonta has only been found in Africa, wher they developed in the middle Pliocene.

Species

  • Loxodonta adaurora, extinct, developed into to the modern African elephant.
  • African elephant Loxodonta africana.
  • African forest elephant Loxodonta cyclotis .
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