Evolution of african and asian elephant
Elephant Evolution - elephantsforevercoza
Interestingly, the Asian elephant is more closely related to the extinct mammoth than to the African elephant. The following categories apply to the tree in which the elephant has been placed. It is part of the Animalia kingdom, Chordata phylum, Vertebrata subphylum, Mammalia class, and Proboscidea order.
Evolution of elephants Deinotherium, a Miocene elephant with downwardscurving tusks Deinotherium, a Miocene elephant Deinotherium, a Miocene elephant with downwardscurving tusks The two species of elephant alive todaythe African and Asianare all that remain of a once large and magnificent family of animals.
African Elephant Really Two Wildly Different Species
Loxodonta African Elephant. The African elephant, Loxodonta, appeared about 1. 5 million years ago. It is the newest elephant species in evolutionary terms and differs from the Asian elephant in its larger size and the fact that both males and females have tusks. The largest of all elephants is the the savanna or bush elephant, Loxodonta