Alternative combination: Elephas africanus
Synonym: Elephas capensis Cuvier 1798
Sister taxon: Loxodonta cyclotis
Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser
Average measurements (in mm): femur diameter 86.7, humerus diameter 84.0, radius diameter 62.0, tibia diameter 79.1
Estimated body mass: 1.97 tons based on femur diameter, humerus diameter, and tibia diameter
Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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