Dwarf Elephant Odyssey
Ancient bones discovered on Mediterranean islands like Sicily and Malta have given us invaluable insights into one of evolution’s most bizarre of spells. The people who would come to inherit their worlds would never fully realize the true wonder of what their land was like long ago.
REFERENCES (In no Particular Order):
- Body Size, Biology and Encephalization Quotient of Palaeoloxodon ex gr. P. falconeri from Spinagallo Cave (Hyblean plateau, Sicily)
- IL CENSIMENTO DEL PATRIMONIO PALEONTOLOGICO SICILIANO
- Late Pleistocene dwarf elephants from the Aegean islands of Kassos and Dilos, Greece
- Notes and Discussions on Marra, A.C. Evolution of Endemic Species, Ecological Interactions and Geographical Changes in an Insular Environment: A Case Study of Quaternary Mammals of Sicily (Italy, EU). Geosciences 2013, 3, 114–139.
- Paedomorphic features and allometric growth in the skull of Elephas falconeri from Spinagallo (Middle Pleistocene, Sicily)
- The Middle Pleistocene fossil avifauna from the “Elephas mnaidriensis Faunal Complex” of Sicily (Italy): preliminary results
- Vertebrate Evolution and Extinction on Western and Central Mediterranean Islands
- EXCAVATIONS IN THE PYGMY ELEPHANTS CAVE OF SPINAGALLO (SIRACUSA)
- Evolution of Endemic Species, Ecological Interactions and Geographical Changes in an Insular Environment: A Case Study of Quaternary Mammals of Sicily (Italy, EU)
- Endemic elephants of the Mediterranean Islands: knowledge, problems and perspectives
- Island rule: made to be broken?
- New data on Pleistocene endemic Sicilian-Maltese dormice (Gliridae, Mammalia)
- AN EXTINCT ‘SWAN-GOOSE’ FROM THE PLEISTOCENE OF MALTA
- SIZE, FORM AND HABIT OF THE EXTINCT MALTESE SWAN CYGNUS FALCONERI
- Description of the remains of three extinct species of elephant, collected by Capt. Spratt, C.B.R.N., in the ossiferous cavern of Zebbug, in the island of Malta
- Shoulder height, body mass and shape of proboscideans
By: The Living Past.