Javan elephant

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Javan elephant

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Genus: Elephas
Species: E. maximus
Subspecies: E. m. sondaicus
Trinomial name
Elephas maximus sondaicus
Deraniyagala, 1953[1]

The Javan elephant (Elephas maximus sondaicus) was a critically endangered subspecies of the Asian elephant native to the island of Java with the last surviving members found on the island of Borneo after they were introduced there, saving the subspecies from extinction.[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. 90. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Nurfika Osman (11 June 2009), "Ancient Elephant Unearthed in Java", Jakarta Globe, archived from the original on 27 September 2012