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Loxodonta africana (African elephant)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

Taxonomy
Elephas africanus was named by Blumenbach (1797). It is extant.

It was recombined as Loxodonta africana by Allen (1936), Shoshani and Tassy (2005), Rogaev et al. (2006) and Rohland et al. (2010).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1797Elephas africanus Blumenbach
1798Elephas capensis Cuvier p. 142
1936Loxodonta africana Allen p. 40
2005Loxodonta africana Shoshani and Tassy p. 7
2006Loxodonta africana Rogaev et al.
2010Loxodonta africana Rohland et al. p. 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
Tethytheria
orderProboscidea()
superfamilyElephantoidea
familyElephantidae
subfamilyElephantinaeGray 1821
tribeLoxodontiniOsborn 1918
genusLoxodontaCuvier 1825
speciesafricana(Blumenbach 1797)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available