Definition of Elephantidae
1. Noun. Elephants.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Order Proboscidea, Proboscidea
Member holonyms: Elephant, Elephas, Genus Elephas, Genus Loxodonta, Loxodonta, Genus Mammuthus, Mammuthus, Archidiskidon, Genus Archidiskidon
Lexicographical Neighbors of Elephantidae
Literary usage of Elephantidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The last genus of the family Elephantidae is Mastodon, so called from the ... This genus is the only one of the Elephantidae which extended its range into ..."
2. Iowa Geological Survey: Report (1914)
".All the members of the Proboscidea with which we have here to deal belonged to the succeeding family. Family Elephantidae. The Mastodons and Elephants. ..."
3. The Life of the Pleistocene Or Glacial Period: As Recorded in the Deposits by Frank Collins Baker (1920)
"The remains of the Cervidae, Bovidae, Elephantidae, and Canidae occur thruout the different interglacial intervals, indicating that during these intervals a ..."
4. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"... and Elephantidae still survive. Extinct species of modern genera appear and many modern species appear. ..."
5. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"... although the family Elephantidae undoubtedly originated in the Eastern Hemisphere, it is not improbable that the first traces of the order Proboscidea ..."