[Contribution of molecular phylogeny and morphometrics to the systematics of African elephants].

@article{Debruyne2004ContributionOM,
  title={[Contribution of molecular phylogeny and morphometrics to the systematics of African elephants].},
  author={R{\'e}gis Debruyne},
  journal={Journal de la Societe de biologie},
  year={2004},
  volume={198 4},
  pages={335-42}
}
African elephants are conventionally classified as a single species: Loxodonta africana (Blumenbach 1797). However, the discovery in 1900 of a smaller form of the African elephant, spread throughout the equatorial belt of this land, has given rise to a debate over the relevance of a second species of elephant in Africa. The twentieth century has not provided any definite answer to this question. Actually, recent molecular analyses have sustained this issue by advocating either a division of… CONTINUE READING