Definition of Elephas
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Elephantidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Elephantidae, Family Elephantidae
Member holonyms: Elephas Maximus, Indian Elephant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elephas
Literary usage of Elephas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1850)
"Remarks on the Northern elephas of Prof. AGASSIZ ; by EGBERT W. GIBBES, MD AT the meeting of the Association, held at Cambridge, in September last, Prof. ..."
2. Fossil Elephantoids from the Hominid-Bearing Awash Group, Middle Awash by Jon E. Kalb, Assefa Mebrate (1993)
"Overall, it is apparent that early elephas from the Middle Awash described above is a smaller ... If these various identifications of elephas are correct, ..."
3. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1906)
"This is particularly true of the two larger species, elephas columbi and elephas imperator, as a small female tooth of the latter very closely resembles a ..."
4. Catalogue of the Fossil Mammalia in the British Museum, (Natural History) by Richard Lydekker (1886)
"elephas PLANIFRONS, Falconer and Cautley. India. Pliocene. 55. ... 43. elephas COLUMBI, Falconer. Central and North America. 44. elephas ..."
5. Catalogue of Carnivorous, Pachydermatous, and Edentate Mammalia in the by John Edward Gray (1869)
"elephas. Lamina of the grinders flat, with a linear crown. ... elephas, Litm.; F. Cuvier, Denis Mamm. elephas indicus. BM elephas ..."
6. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1906)
"For this reason the three species of elephas at present known or recognized from North America have been variously admitted or rejected as valid species, ..."
7. The Ancient Life-history of the Earth: A Comprehensive Outline of the by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1877)
"Of these, the elephas meridionalis (fig. 251) is found abundantly in the Pliocene deposits ... The elephas antiquus (fig. 252) is very generally Fig. 252. ..."