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Palaeoloxodon - Straight-tusked elephant (EoFauna)
Palaeoloxodon - Straight-tusked elephant (EoFauna)
Palaeoloxodon - Straight-tusked elephant (EoFauna)
Palaeoloxodon - Straight-tusked elephant (EoFauna)
Palaeoloxodon - Straight-tusked elephant (EoFauna)
Palaeoloxodon - Straight-tusked elephant (EoFauna)
Palaeoloxodon - Straight-tusked elephant (EoFauna)
Palaeoloxodon - Straight-tusked elephant (EoFauna)
Palaeoloxodon - Straight-tusked elephant (EoFauna)
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Palaeoloxodon was characterized by very long, relatively straight tusks. Also, well developed muscles were attached to a peculiar crest on the forehead.

Palaeoloxodon 1:35 scale measures: 9" L x 4.8" H x 2.5" W

Palaeoloxodon - Straight-tusked elephant Information:

Palaeoloxodon, commonly known as the straight-tusked elephant, was a genus of prehistoric elephant that lived during the Pleistocene epoch. The straight-tusked elephant is named for its distinctive straight tusks, which could grow to be quite long. This species is known for having the longest tusks of any known elephant.

Here are some key points about Palaeoloxodon:

Geographical Range: Palaeoloxodon was widespread across Eurasia, with fossils found in various locations including Europe, Asia, and Japan.

Size: These elephants were among the largest ever to have existed. They could reach heights of around 4 meters (13 feet) at the shoulder, and their tusks could grow up to 4 meters (13 feet) or even longer.

Habitat: Palaeoloxodon inhabited a range of environments, including grasslands and forests. They were adapted to a variety of habitats.

Extinction: The straight-tusked elephant became extinct towards the end of the Pleistocene, around 30,000 years ago. The exact reasons for their extinction are not fully understood, but factors such as climate change, habitat loss, and human hunting are believed to have played a role.

Human Interaction: There is evidence that early humans interacted with Palaeoloxodon. Archaeological findings suggest that these elephants were hunted by prehistoric humans for their meat and other resources. Some ancient artwork and carvings depict interactions between humans and these elephants.

Species Variation: Within the Palaeoloxodon genus, there were different species and subspecies, each adapted to the specific environments in which they lived. One notable example is Palaeoloxodon antiquus, a species commonly associated with the straight-tusked elephant.

Studying fossils of Palaeoloxodon has provided valuable insights into the ancient ecosystems and the coexistence of large mammals with early human populations. The straight-tusked elephant is an interesting subject for paleontologists and researchers studying Pleistocene megafauna.

 

Manufacturer Information:

Palaeoloxodon was characterized by very long, relatively straight tusks. Additionally, extraordinarily developed muscles were attached to a peculiar crest on the forehead. It was arguably the most robust elephant species that ever lived. It is closely related to the extant African forest elephant.

This PVC figure includes a bonus collectible/playing card.

Genus: Palaeoloxodon
Species: P. antiquus
Shoulder height: 400 – 420 cm
Epoch: Middle-Late Pleistocene
Place: Europe

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  • 5

    A beautiful and extremely well-detailed, very realistic figure, in a dynamic, powerful walking pose. Superbly sculpted and painted. A "must have" for your prehistoric elephant collection!

    Posted by George Rhodes on 1st Feb 2024

    You will love this powerful, prehistoric elephant!