Palaeoloxodon tiliensis Theodorou et al. 2007 (elephant)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

Alternative combination: Elephas tiliensis

Full reference: G. Theodorou, N. Symeonidis, and E. Stathopoulou. 2007. Elephas tiliensis n. sp. from Tilos island (Dodecanese, Greece). Hellenic Journal of Geosciences 42:19-32

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

See also Theodorou et al. 2007

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 lomolinoi, Palaeoloxodon xylophagou, Palaeoloxodon mnaidriensis, Elephas (Palaeoloxodon) cephallonicus, Palaeoloxodon naumanni

Type specimen: AMPG.T, various numbers, a skeleton. Its type locality is Charkadio Cave, Tilos, which is in a Pleistocene cave horizon in Greece.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution: found only at Charkadio Cave, Tilos

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