Plesielephantiformes
Temporal range: Late Paleocene to Early Pleistocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Suborder: Plesielephantiformes
Shoshani et al., 2001
Families

Plesielephantiformes is an extinct clade of large herbivorous mammals and one of two suborders of the Proboscidea, a group containing elephants and their close relatives.[1]

References

  1. ^ J. Shoshani; W. J. Sanders; P. Tassy (2001). "Elephants and other Proboscideans: a summary of recent findings and new taxonomic suggestions". The World of Elephants - International Congress, Rome 2001: 676–679.