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African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Subject: African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
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African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Loxodon africanus
Date 1967
Old Latin name Loxodon africanus
New Latin name Loxodonta africana
Common name Nederlands: Savanneolifant

The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the larger of the two species of African elephant. Both it and the African forest elephant have in the past been classified as a single species, known simply as the African elephant. The African bush elephant is the largest and heaviest land animal on earth, being up to 3.96 m tall at the shoulder and 10.4 tonnes in weight. On average, males are 3.2 metres tall at the shoulder and 6 tonnes in weight, while females are much smaller at 2.6 metres tall at the shoulder and 3 tonnes in weight. Order: Proboscidea, Family: Elephantidae, Genus: Loxodonta, Species: Loxodonta africana (Blumenbach, 1797), Synonyms: Elephas africanus Blumenbach, 1797.

Scientific Name: Loxodonta africana (Blumenbach, 1797)
Synonyms: Elephas africana Blumenbach, 1797
Common Names:
English – African Elephant, African savannah elephant, African Bush Elephant
French – Éléphant d'Afrique, Éléphant Africain
Spanish – Elefante Africano

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