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Elephas nawataensis

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

Taxonomy
Elephas nawataensis was named by Tassy (2003). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Lothagam-Upper Nawata Mb, which is in a Tortonian/Piacenzian fluvial sandstone/mudstone in the Nawata or Nachukui Formation of Kenya.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Elephas nawataensis Tassy
2005Elephas nawataensis Shoshani and Tassy p. 7

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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
tribeElephantiniGray 1821
genusElephas
speciesnawataensisTassy 2003

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