By their describers, the dwarf European elephants were regarded as distinct species, under the names of Elephas melitensis, E.
If, on the other hand, the dwarf Congo elephant be regarded as a species, then the Maltese and Cyprian elephants may have to be classed as races of Elephas pumilio; or, rather, E.
Genera: Elephas, Trichecus, Bradypus, Myrmecophaga, Manes, Dasypus.
Mamant; the Tatar word mama, earth, from which it is supposed to be derived, is not known to exist), a name given to an extinct elephant, Elephas primigenius of Blumenbach.
- Grinding surface of Upper Molar Tooth of the7Mammoth (Elephas primigenius).
Dawkins, " Elephas Primigenius, its Range in Space and Time," Quart.
Camper (1722-1789) contrasted (1777) the Pleistocene and recent species of elephants and Blumenbach (1752-1840) separated (1780) the mammoth from the existing species as Elephas primigenius.
That a subsequent land connexion took place, however, by the elevation of the sea-bed there is abundant evidence to show; and the occurrence of the remains of African Quaternary mammals, such as Elephas meridionalis, E.
The elephant (Elephas indicus) is found in many parts of India, though not in the north-west.
- Skeleton of Mammoth (Elephas primigenius), with portions of the skin.