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  • n  type genus of the family Elephantidae
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  • The mystery of the disappearing elephant tusk
    Give it a few thousand years, and tusks could completely disappear from the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). The beautifully smooth, elongated ivory incisors neatly bordering a long trunk are iconic in the public mind. The reigning hypothesis is that tusks evolved to help male elephants fight one another, as demonstrated when males compete over females in estrus. However, a recent study ...
    Oct. 31, 2013 - Environmental News Network

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