Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Clade Synapsida
Class Mammalia
Order Proboscidea
Family Elephantidae
Tribe Elephantini
Genus Palaeoloxodon
Species P. namadicus
Scientific Name Palaeoloxodon namadicus

Asian Straight-tusked Elephant Description

  • The Asian straight-tusked elephant is not only the largest elephant ever walked on earth but it is also the biggest land mammal.
  • The elephant lived during the Pleistocene period.
  • Neolithic people hunted this species for food purposes.

Size & Weight

  • SHOULDER HEIGHT: 3 meters (14 ft)
  • WEIGHT: 14 tonnes (14 long tons; 15 short tons)

Range

India, Japan

Conservation Status

Extinct