Molecular genetic and behavioral analysis of social organization in the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)

  title={Molecular genetic and behavioral analysis of social organization in the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)},
  author={Prithiviraj Fernando and Russell Lande},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
Abstract We report on the genetic evaluation and behavioral study of social organization in the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Although Asian elephants and African elephants (Loxodonta africana) were previously thought to have similar social organizations, our results demonstrate a substantial difference in the complexity and structure of Asian elephant social groupings from that described for African savanna elephants. Photographic cataloging of individuals, radio telemetry, and behavioral… 

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