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Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

Taxonomy
Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi was named by van der Geer et al. (2014). Its type specimen is AMPG 999, a maxilla (isolated maxilla preserving both third molars ), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is near Trypiti River, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial sandstone in Greece.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2014Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi van der Geer et al.
2018Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi Athanassiou et al.
2019Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi Athanassiou et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
Tethytheria
orderProboscidea()
suborderElephantiformesTassy 1988
ElephantimorphaTassy and Shoshani 1997
ElephantidaTassy and Shoshani 1997
superfamilyElephantoidea
familyElephantidae
subfamilyElephantinaeGray 1821
tribeElephantiniGray 1821
genusPalaeoloxodon
specieslomolinoi

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. van der Geer et al. 2014Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi is about ten percent the body mass of Palaeoloxodon antiquus, has a higher lamellar frequency and thicker enamel. It differs from Palaeoloxodon creutzburgi, Palaeoloxodon ‘mnaidriensis’ and P. sp. from Delos in its greater size reduction. It differs from Palaeoloxodon cypriotes and Palaeoloxodon falconeri (Spinagallo, Sicily) in its lesser size reduction. Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi has thicker enamel (ranging between 2 and 3 mm) than all other Mediterranean dwarf Palaeoloxodon, except for Palaeoloxodon tiliensis.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: grazerf
Diet 2: browserf
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2005-08-22 20:09:03
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1991, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: Late/Upper Pleistocene or 0.12600 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Greece (Naxos) Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi (type locality: 203848)