Genetic research shakes up the elephant household tree

New analysis reveals that a species of big elephant that lived 1.5 million to one hundred,000 years in the past — ranging throughout Eurasia earlier than it went extinct — is extra intently associated to right now’s African forest elephant than the forest elephant is to its nearest dwelling relative, the African savanna elephant. Understanding elephant evolution is vital to defending current-day elephants from extinction, researchers say.
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