Hybrid Elephants

I have seen a good amount of observations of hybrids between African bush and forest elephants; due to a lack of a hybrid taxon, they are just categorized as Loxodonta. Can a hybrid taxon be added for them?

We already have a hybrid between these two species integrated: you can view its taxon entry here.

No one has used it yet because it can be difficult to diagnose a hybrid without genetic material, so suspected hybrids are usually just left at Loxodonta. But it’s available!

In the future, I would recommend flagging a taxon page if you would like to see a revision, rather than raise it in the Forum.


Nice, thanks!

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