toomey at denr1.igis.uiuc.edu
Fri Nov 17 11:12:04 EST 1995
Gunn at Otago.ac.nz (Derek Gunn) writes:
>If you've got a PC (or a PowerMac with SoftWindows ;-)) you could
>upload SKIS v5.6 via FTP and find out for yourself.
>(There is an announcement for it in this newsgroup - bionet.general).
>Anyway, it would tell you -
>SKI# ORDER Family Genus species Other Info
>718.104.22.168 PROBOSCIDEA Elelphantidae Elephas africanus African elephant
>722.214.171.124 PROBOSCIDEA Elelphantidae Elephas indicus Indian elephant
>Our prime aim is to develop and promote the widespread use of SKIS
>to assist users in the collection and communication of basic and
>detailed information for biological conservation and education.___
What are you using for your taxonomic authority files? Most
mammalogists and paleontologists that I know use the genus
_Loxodonta_ for the African elephant. This follows the
Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder (eds). 1993. Mammal Species of
the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1206 pp. (Available
from Smithsonian Institution Press, 1-800-782-4612 or
Do you know of a more recent revision of the Proboscidea that
has synonymized _Loxodonta_ and _Elephas_?
Illinois State Museum
toomey at museum.state.il.us
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