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Diverse Ancient Elephant Lineage & Threats to Elephant Survival

Elephants Lineage Extinction

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#1 Tom Kellie

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 09:46 AM

https://www.theguard...-megaherbivores

 

https://www.theguard...ction-the-facts

 

~ This pair of articles from the U.K. Guardian discuss the ancient lineage of elephants, incluging pygmy elephants on Mediterranean islands and 4-tusked elephants on the Arabian Peninsula.

 

As mega-herbivores and keystone species, elephant survival is critical, despite the ongoing threats of habitat loss and poaching for ivory.


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