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Elephas ekorensis
Temporal range: Early Pliocene
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Genus: Elephas
Species: E. ekorensis
Binomial name
Elephas ekorensis

Elephas ekorensis is an extinct species of elephant belonging to the Elephantidae family. Fossils have been found in East Africa dating as far back as the Early Pliocene age, between 5.3 and 3.6 million years ago.It is the earliest recognisable species in the Elephas genus. There are two lineages, a dead-end, Afro-Eurasian lineage and an Asian lineage that evolved into modern Asian elephants. It was an ancestor of Elephas recki and Elephas iolensis.

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