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Palaeogenomes of Eurasian straight-tusked elephants challenge the current view of elephant evolution

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Meyer,  Matthias
Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;
Advanced DNA Sequencing Techniques, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Stiller,  Mathias
Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Nagel,  Sarah
Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;
Advanced DNA Sequencing Techniques, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Nickel,  Birgit
Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Citation

Meyer, M., Palkopoulou, E., Baleka, S., Stiller, M., Penkman, K. E. H., Alt, K. W., et al. (2017). Palaeogenomes of Eurasian straight-tusked elephants challenge the current view of elephant evolution. eLife, e25413. doi:10.7554/eLife.25413.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002D-59D5-B
Abstract
DNA sequences from the Middle Pleistocene reveal that the extinct Eurasian straight-tusked elephants were closely related to today's African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) in Africa.