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Late Pleistocene Proboscideans
Which species of proboscidean lived in the Late Pleistocene, at about the
same time Homo sapiens was spreading throughout the world?
I have compiled a short list & I hope I can be supplied with the exact
species names, as well as the probable geographic range of the species:
ELEPHANTS & MAMMOTHS
Mammuthus columbi (Columbian mammoth)
M. exilis (columbi) (pygmy Channel Islands mammoth)
M. primigenius (woolly mammoth)
Stegodon (is it an elephantid???)
Any information regarding the exact species, as well as whether my list
above needs to be changed in any way, would be much appreciated.
By the way, exactly how many species of Elephas were there in the Late
Pleistocene? I can only think of E. recki (which is in a taxonomic mess
right now), E. namadicus, E. celebensis, E. maximus & E. falconeri. Any
more? And as for Loxodonta, would it be alright to assume that L. cyclotis
is the 'ancestral' species that gave rise to L. africana after human
hunting/ climate change wiped out E. recki?
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