|Appears in Collections:||Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||African forest and savannah elephants treated as separate species|
|Keywords:||Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics|
Nature and Landscape Conservation
|Citation:||Hart J, Gobush K, Maisels F, Wasser S, Okita-Ouma B & Slotow R (2021) African forest and savannah elephants treated as separate species. Oryx, 55 (2), pp. 170-171. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0030605320001386|
|Abstract:||The African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) of IUCN will now treat African elephants as two species: the forest elephant Loxodonta cyclotis and the savannah elephant Loxodonta africana. This will be reflected in IUCN's Red List assessment update for African elephants, and in the next iteration of the African Elephant Status Report, both to be published in 2021. This concurs with Wilson & Reader (Mammal Species of the World, 2005), the primary IUCN reference on mammalian taxonomy, Wittemyer (in Handbook of the Mammals of the World, 2011), and Tassy & Shoshani (in Mammals of Africa, 2013).|
|Rights:||This is an Open Access article, distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution license CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).|
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