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.
- Skeleton of Mammoth (Elephas primigenius), with portions of the skin.
The elephant (Elephas indicus) is found in many parts of India, though not in the north-west.