Biology:List of elephant species by population
This is a list of estimated global populations of Proboscidean species. This list is not comprehensive, as not all Proboscidean have had their numbers quantified.
|Common name||Binomial name/Trinomial name||Population||Status||Trend||Notes||Image|
|African bush elephant||Loxodonta africana||352,000||VU||||The population has been reduced dramatically (african elephant populations in 18 countries declined by ~30%) since a mass ivory sell off by southern african countries in the early 2000's to present time. Although slight population increases were noted in SADC states, the continental Loxodonta africana population has declined dramatically. |
|African forest elephant||Loxodonta cyclotis||30,000||VU||||Found primarily in the Congo Basin rainforest biome/ecoregion with remnant populations in the Guinean rainforest and the Niger Delta. |
|Asian elephant||Elephas maximus||50,000||EN||||Extant in South Asia and Southeast Asia including the Sunda islands.|
|Indian elephant||Elephas maximus indicus||27,312||EN||||Extant in the Indian sub-continent and Southeast Asia, including Southwestern China. |
|Sri Lankan elephant||Elephas maximus maximus||7,000||EN||||Extant in the Island of Sri Lanka.|
|Sumatran elephant||Elephas maximus sumatranus||2,400–2,800||CR||||Extant in the Sondaic Island of Sumatra.|
|Borneo elephant||Elephas maximus borneensis||1,000–1,600||EN||||Extant in the Sondaic Island of Borneo/Kalimantan.|
- PRESS@VULCAN.COM (2016). "African Bush Elephant". www.greatelephantcensus.com. http://www.greatelephantcensus.com/final-report.
- Colin M. Brand, Mireille B. Johnson, Lillian D. Parker, Jesús E. Maldonado, Lisa Korte, Hadrien Vanthomme, Alfonso Alonso, Maria Jose Ruiz-Lopez, Caitlin P. Wells, Nelson Ting (2020). "African Forest Elephant". https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200429155656.htm.
- "Asian Elephant". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/asian-elephant. Retrieved 2020-09-21. unknown url
- "Indian Elephant Elephant". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/asian-elephant. Retrieved 2020-09-21. unknown url
- "Sri Lankan Elephant". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sri-lankan-elephant. Retrieved 2020-09-21. unknown url
- "Asian Elephant". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sumatran-elephant. Retrieved 2020-09-21. unknown url
- "Bornean Elephant". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/bornean-elephant. Retrieved 2020-09-21. unknown url
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