Palaeoloxodon chaniensis

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Palaeoloxodon chaniensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Genus: Palaeoloxodon
P. chaniensis
Binomial name
Palaeoloxodon chaniensis

Palaeoloxodon chaniensis is an extinct species of straight-tusked pygmy elephant. The species is described from limited remains found in Stylos and in Vamos cave, Chania, west Crete.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Symeonides, N.K.; G.E. Theodorou; V.I. Giannopoulos (2001). "New data on Elephas chaniensis (Vamos cave, Chania, Crete)". The World of Elephants - International Congress, Rome 2001.
  2. ^ Palombo, M.R. (2001). "Endemic elephants of the Mediterranean Islands: knowledge, problems and perspectives". The World of Elephants - International Congress, Rome 2001.
  3. ^ Turvey, edited by Samuel T. (2009). Holocene extinctions. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199535095.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)