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Extinct elephant 'survived late' in North China

Extinct Elephant Palaeoloxodon Elephas maximus China

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Wild elephants living in North China 3,000 years ago belonged to the extinct genus Palaeoloxodon, scientists say.

They had previously been identified as Elephas maximus, the Asian elephant that still inhabits southern China.

The findings suggest that Palaeloxodon survived a further 7,000 years than was thought.

 

From http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20678793

 

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