Elephas namadicus

Elephas namadicus

Taxobox
name = Asian Straight-tusked Elephant
status = Fossil


image_width = 175px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Proboscidea
familia = Elephantidae
genus = "Elephas"
subgenus = "Palaeoloxodon"
species = "E. (P.) namadicus"
binomial = "Elephas (Palaeoloxodon)namadicus"

"Elephas namadicus" was a species of relatively small (7 feet at the shoulders) prehistoric elephant that ranged throughout Pleistocene Asia, from India (where it was first discovered) to Japan, where the indigenous Neolithic cultures hunted that particular subspecies for food. It is a descendant of the Straight-Tusked Elephant.

Some authorities regard it to be a subspecies of "E. antiquus", the Straight-Tusked Elephant, due to extreme similarities of the tusks.


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