Mammuthus creticus Bate 1907 (mammoth)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

Alternative combination: Elephas creticus

Full reference: D. Bate. 1907. On elephant remains from Crete, with description of Elephas creticus n. sp. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1907:238-250

Belongs to Mammuthus according to A. Athanassiou et al. 2019

See also Bate 1907

Sister taxa: Mammuthus chosaricus, Mammuthus columbi, Mammuthus exilis, Mammuthus hayi, Mammuthus lamarmorae, Mammuthus meridionalis, Mammuthus primigenius, Mammuthus trogontherii, Archidiskodon celebensis, Archidiskodon weifangensis, Archidiskodon haroldcooki

Type specimen: AMPG-901, a tooth (upper right third molar). Its type locality is Cape Maleka 1, which is in a Pleistocene/Pleistocene cave sandstone in Greece.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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