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Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Traditionally, two species are recognised, the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species (L. africana and L. cyclotis respectively). Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan AfricaSouth Asia, and Southeast Asia. Elephantidae are the only surviving family of the order Proboscidea; other, now extinct, families of the order include mammoths and mastodons. Male African elephants are the largest surviving terrestrial animals and can reach a height of and weigh . All elephants have several distinctive features the most notable of which is a long trunk or proboscis, used for many purposes, particularly breathing, lifting water and grasping objects. Their incisors grow into tusks, which can serve as weapons and as tools for moving objects and digging. Elephants' large ear flaps help to control their body temperature. African elephants have larger ears and concave backs while Asian elephants have smaller ears and convex or level backs.

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  • Elephant (1989), een Noord-Ierse film uit 1989
  • Elephant (2003), een door Gus Van Sant geregisseerde Amerikaanse film uit 2003
  • Elephant (album), een muziekalbum van The White Stripes uit 2003

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Elephantidae
Para otros artículos con el mismo nombre ver Elefante (desambiguación).
Los elefantes o elefántidos (Elephantidae) son una familia de mamíferos placentarios del orden Proboscidea. Antiguamente se clasificaban, junto con otros animales de piel gruesa, en el orden, ahora inválido, de los paquidermos (Pachydermata). Existen hoy en día tres especies y diversas subespecies. Entre los géneros extintos de esta familia destacan los mamuts.

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Éléphant
Éléphant est un nom vernaculaire ambigu désignant en français certains grands mammifères, pour la plupart éteints qui font partie, tout comme les mammouths et d'autres espèces disparues, de la famille des Elephantidae, répartis dans divers genres biologiques de cette famille.

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Éléphant (homonymie)
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