Elephas

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Elephas is one of two surviving genera in the order of elephants, Proboscidea with one surviving species, the Asian elephant Elephas maximus.

Several extinct species have been identified as belonging to the genus, including Elephas recki, Elephas antiquus, and the dwarf elephants E. falconeri and E. cypriotes. The genus is very closely related to the mammoth genus Mammuthus.
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Elephas Maximus

phylum Chordata The Asian or Asiatic elephant (Elephas maximus) is the only living species of the genus Elephas and is distributed in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east. Three subspecies are recognized — Elephas maximus maximus from Sri Lanka, the Indian elephant or E. m. indicus from mainland Asia, and E. m. sumatranus from the island of Sumatra. Asian elephants are the largest living land animals in Asia.

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class Mammalia
order Proboscidea
family Elephantidae
genus Elephas
species E. maximus