Elephas nawataensis Tassy 2003 (elephant)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

Belongs to Elephas according to Tassy 2003

Sister taxa: Elephas (Euelephas), Elephas beyeri, Elephas falconeri, Elephas maximus, Elephas melitensis, Elephas moghrebiensis, Elephas priscus, Loxodonta (Palaeoloxodon) tokunagai, Palaeoloxodon recki, Palaeoloxodon cypriotes, Palaeoloxodon creutzburgi, Palaeoloxodon antiquus, Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi, Palaeoloxodon xylophagou, Palaeoloxodon tiliensis, Palaeoloxodon mnaidriensis, Elephas (Palaeoloxodon) cephallonicus, Palaeoloxodon naumanni

Type specimen: 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

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution: found only at Lothagam-Upper Nawata Mb

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