Loxodonta cyclotis

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Loxodonta cyclotis


Taxonavigation: Proboscidea 
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Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Olfactores
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Cladus: Euteleostomi
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Magnordo: Epitheria
Superordo: Afrotheria
Cladus: Paenungulata
Ordo: Proboscidea

Subordo: Elephantiformes
Cladus: Elephantimorpha
Cladus: Elephantida
Superfamilia: Elephantoidea
Cladus: Euelephantoidea
Familia: Elephantidae
Genus: Loxodonta
Species: Loxodonta cyclotis


  • Loxodonta cyclotis (Matschie, 1900)
    • Type locality: Yaunde, S Cameroon

Primary references[edit]

  • Sitzb. Ges. Naturf. Fr. Berlin, p. 194.

Selected references[edit]

  • Johnson, M.B. et al. 2007: Complex phylogeographic history of central African forest elephants and its implications for taxonomy. BMC evolutionary biology, 2007 7: 244. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-7-244
  • Living African elephants belong to two species: Loxodonta africana (Blumenbach, 1797) and Loxodonta cyclotis (Matschie, 1900).
  • Do Loxodonta cyclotis and L. africana interbreed?
  • What are the elephants of West Africa?
  • Movement Patterns and Spatial Relationships Among African Forest Elephants.
  • Remote video-camera traps measure habitat use and competitive exclusion among sympatric chimpanzee, gorilla and elephant in Loango National Park, Gabon.
  • Doom of the elephant-dependent trees in a Congo tropical forest.
  • Estimating forest elephant age.
  • Effective sociodemographic population assessment of elusive species in ecology and conservation management.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: African Forest Elephant
español: Elefante africano de bosque
magyar: Erdei elefánt
日本語: マルミミゾウ
polski: Słoń leśny
svenska: Afrikansk skogselefant
ไทย: ช้างป่าแอฟริกา
українська: Лісовий слон
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