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Classification of the Elephant family
Mammalia; Eutheria; Proboscidea; Elephantidae
There are two species: Loxodonta africana (African Elephant) and Elephas maximus (Asian Elephant). Two extinct taxa are recognized: Mammut americanum (Mastodon) and Mammuthus primigenius (Mammoth).