Palaeoloxodon falconeri, (also known as Elephas falconeri, or Pygmy Elephant)

Screw bringing back mastodons!

Let’s bring back these 3-foot (90cm) cuties:

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The Pygmy Elephant is an extinct species of elephant closely related to the modern Asian elephant. 500,000 year-old fossils have been recovered from various Mediterranean islands including Sicily, Malta, Crete, and Cyprus.
This island-bound elephant was an example of insular dwarfism, reaching only 90 cm (3 ft) in height. P. falconeri’s ancestors most likely reached the Mediterranean islands during the ice age when the sea levels were 100m (300 ft) lower, allowing land bridges from the mainland.


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Are these the source of the Cyclops myth?


The belief in Cyclops may be originated in P.  falconeri skulls found in Sicily. As early as the 14th century, scholars had noted that the nasal cavity could be mistaken for a singular giant eye socket.

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6 Responses to Palaeoloxodon falconeri, (also known as Elephas falconeri, or Pygmy Elephant)

  1. Pingback: വംശനാശം സംഭവിച്ച കുള്ളൻ ആനകൾ -( Palaeoloxodon falconeri ) : മാൾട്ട യിലെ പിഗ്മി ആനകൾ – Palathully

  2. Azoth says:

    I have a fossil tusk..complete .what is it worth?


  3. Azoth says:

    I found it on the beach east Anglia uk.
    It is completely agatized .makes a beautiful pendant..i was thinking of Making elephas falconeri rings out of it
    Are they rare?
    Maybe it’s of scientific value.


  4. Azoth says:

    Here i have some pictures of the mini tusk.


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