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African bush elephant[1]
African Bush Elephant.jpg
A female African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana, in Mikumi National Park, Tanzanie
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Faimily: Elephantidae
Genus: Loxodonta
Species: L. africana
Binomial name
Loxodonta africana
(Blumenbach, 1797)
African Elephant distribution map.svg
Distribution of Loxodonta (2007)
Synonyms
  • Elephas africanus
    Blumenbach, 1797

The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)[3] is the lairger o the twa species o African elephant.

Baith it an the African forest elephant hae in the past been classifee'd as a single species, kent simply as the African elephant, but recent preliminar evidence haes seen the forest elephant classifee'd as a distinct species (awtho this status is no conclusively acceptit due tae concerns ower conservation strategies till the reclessification is formalisit).[2]

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  1. Shoshani, J. (2005). "Order Proboscidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 91. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blanc, J. (2008). "Loxodonta africana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T12392A3339343. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T12392A3339343.en. 
  3. Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich (1797). Handbuch der Naturgeschichte. Göttingen: Johann Christian Dieterich. p. 125 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library. 

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