pygmy elephant

noun

Definition of pygmy elephant

  1. 1 :  a small African elephant that has been considered a separate species (Loxodonta pumilio) but is now typically considered a variant of the elephant which inhabits rain forests of central and western Africa

  2. 2 :  a small Asian elephant (Elaphus maximus borneensis) of northern Borneo

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1912

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1912


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