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forest elephants origins closer to extinct ancestors

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due to advances in technology it has become possible to extract more DNA from old fossils 


now it is believe that  forest elephants are more closely related to extinct ancestors than  modern savannah elephants


please see 


Meyer, M., Palkopoulou, E., Baleka, S., Stiller, M., Penkman, K. E., Alt, K. W., … & Meller, H. (2017). Palaeogenomes of Eurasian straight-tusked elephants challenge the current view of elephant evolution. eLife6.

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