Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Elephantidae — the African elephants.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

New Latin, from Ancient Greek λοξός (loxos, "slanting, crosswise") + Ancient Greek stem of ὀδούς (odous, "tooth")

Examples

  • Other mammals include forest elephant Loxodonta africana cyclotis (EN), estimated at 3,250 individuals in 1989, now reduced for their meat and ivory from 350 to 2 families, hippotamus Hippopotamus amphibious, forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus, leopard Panthera pardus, forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni, bongo Tragelaphus euryceros and seven species of duiker, all taken for food.

    Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • And 1000 Fossilized Elephants, ranging from woolly mammoths to Loxodonta, Elphas, Sirenia, and Hyracoidea!

    Making Light: Open thread 134

  • Although several of Africa's larger flagship mammals, including the elephant (Loxodonta africana, VU), and leopard (Panthera pardus), are found in this hotspot, the majority of threatened species are primates and smaller mammals.

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • Poaching is thought to have reduced populations of forest elephants ([[Loxodonta africana cyclotis]]) along the navigable waterways.

    Ecoregions of Congo, Democratic Republic of (WWF)

  • Mubalama, L. (2000) Population and distribution of elephants (Loxodonta africana africana) in the central sector of the Virunga National Park, eastern DRC.

    Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • 'W' National Park contains the only remaining populations of the elephant Loxodonta africana.

    'W' National Park, Niger

  • An estimated 220 elephants Loxodonta africana (EN) are distributed between the Namwai and the Tarakia Rivers and sometimes occur on the higher slopes.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

  • Poaching is likely to have reduced populations of forest elephants (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) along the main rivers, especially close to any navigable waterways.

    Ecoregions of Congo, Democratic Republic of (WWF)

  • In the lower forest and bamboo zone mammals include the giant forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni, tree hyrax Dendrohyrax arboreus, white-tailed mongoose Ichneumia albicauda, elephant Loxodonta africana, black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis, suni Neotragus moschatus, black-fronted duiker Cephalophus nigrifrons and leopard Panthera pardus (which has also been seen in the alpine zone).

    Mount Kenya National Park and National Forest, Kenya

  • The park contains typical northern Sudanese savanna fauna and the only remaining populations of elephant Loxodonta africana (T), buffalo Syncerus caffer and kob Kobus kob in Niger.

    'W' National Park, Niger

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.