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.


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