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Loxodonta cyclotis (African forest elephant)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

Taxonomy
Elephas capensis cyclotis was named by Matschie (1900) [also referred to as Elephas cyclotis in the same paper (see Allen 1936)]. It is extant.

It was recombined as Elephas africanus cyclotis by Lydekker (1907); it was recombined as Loxodonta africana cyclotis by Allen and Coolidge (1930); it was recombined as Loxodonta cyclotis by Frade (1931), Allen (1936), Shoshani and Tassy (2005) and Rohland et al. (2010).

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1900Elephas capensis cyclotis Matschie
1906Elephas africanus pumilio Noack
1907Elephas africanus albertensis Lydekker
1907Elephas africanus cyclotis Lydekker p. 390
1907Elephas africanus albertensis Lydekker p. 1089
1908Elephas africanus cottoni Lydekker
1914Elephas africanus fransseni Schouteden
1930Loxodonta africana cyclotis Allen and Coolidge p. 616
1931Loxodonta cyclotis Frade p. 135
1936Loxodonta cyclotis Allen p. 41
2005Loxodonta cyclotis Shoshani and Tassy p. 7
2010Loxodonta cyclotis 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
speciescyclotis(Matschie 1900)

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