Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi van der Geer et al. 2014 (elephant)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

Full reference: A. van der Geer, G. A. Lyras, L. W. Hoek Ostende, J. Vos, and H. Drinia. 2014. A dwarf elephant and a rock mouse on Naxos (Cyclades, Greece) with a revision of the palaeozoogeography of the Cycladic Islands (Greece) during the Pleistocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 404:133-144

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

See also Athanassiou et al. 2018 and van der Geer et al. 2014

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

Type specimen: AMPG 999, a maxilla (isolated maxilla preserving both third molars ). Its type locality is near Trypiti River, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial sandstone in Greece.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution: found only at near Trypiti River

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