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Transcript of Elephants
Earliest Most Common Ancestor: Primelephas
Adaptations probably will not change, but since the elephant isn't so used to cold weather, it may be hard to get what they need to eat since the foods would be different in cold weather then what they are used to eating in hot weather.
Primelephas were the earliest most commonly traced ancestors that came approx. 7 million years ago.
They were called "Primelephas" because primelephas means "The First Elephant"
Where do they live?
Elephants live in approx. 37 African countries. They live in many habitats that are tropical forests, savannas, grasslands, and woodlands.
What They Look Like
Grey, Wrinkled Skin
4 foot long tail
5 toes but only 3 nails on hind feet
5 toes and nails on front feet
trunk (long nose used for smelling, breathing, drinking)
huge ears shaped like Africa.
Tusks in both upper and lower jaw
increased number of molar ridges (capable of grinding up rough vegetation)
Who's Related to who?
What about in 100 Years?
I Predict that their skin will change since every hundred years or so the skin on this animal does change.
was from seaworld.com
This information is from
Natural! Over time, Elephants have
different types of skin.
Now: Wrinkled, Sparse Skin
Ancestors: Dense Skin
Studies show that the Mammoth and the Asian Elephant are very closely related. But the African Elephant branched off first.
The Evolution of
By Amy Wolpert