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Elephant Anatomy and morphology Part I of 2 (Asian & African Elephants The difference)

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பிடித்திருந்தால் உங்கள் நண்பர்களுடனும் பகிரலாமே 🙂 - அட்சயம்

Asian & African Elephants The difference!

Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) African Elephants (Loxodonta africana)
Smooth and wrinkled Skin Wrinkled
Up to 20 pairs Number of ribs Up to 21 pairs
On the back Highest point On the shoulder
Smaller, do not reach over the neck can reach 2+feet across Size of the ears Bigger, reach up over the neck can reach 5+ feet across
Convex or Straight shape off the back Concave
Either almost straight or sagging in the middle shape of the belly Diagonally downward in the direction of the hind legs
Crumpled from the front to the back, with humped structures on the top of the head, forehead dented shape of the head Not crumpled from the front to the back, no humped structures no dent
Around 20 percent of males in Asia have tusks. 5-7 percent of male elephants in Sri Lanka have tusks. Females do not have tusks. Tusks Miles in many cases having tusks. Females having only rudimentary or no tusks.
Lamella profile of the molars strongly compressed Teeth Lamella profile of the molars diamond-shaped
Long and taper Lower lip Short and round
Has One fingers Trunk end Has two fingers
Foreleg 5, Hind leg 4 or rarely 5 Toenails Foreleg 4 or rarely 5, Hind leg 3 or rarely 4

பிடித்திருந்தால் உங்கள் நண்பர்களுடனும் பகிரலாமே 🙂 - அட்சயம்

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