Among other characteristics of these animals may be noticed the great length of the neck and limbs, the complete absence of lateral toes and the long and tufted tail.
As the distinctive characteristics of the sub-order, and also of the single existing genus Elephas, are given in the article Proboscidea, it will suffice to point out how the two existing species are distinguished from one another.
Among its characteristics the following points are noticeable.
The relatively small size of the ear is one of the most distinctive characteristics of the dwarf race.
There appear to be no true distinctive characteristics for these two types.
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