Temporal range: Pliocene
|An artist's illustration and size comparison of Loxodonta adaurora|
| †Loxodonta adaurora|
Loxodonta adaurora is an extinct species of elephant in the genus Loxodonta, that of the African elephants. Fossils of Loxodonta adaurora have only been found in Africa, where they developed in the Pliocene. Loxodonta adaurora was presumed to be the genetic antecedent of the two modern African elephant species; however, an analysis in 2009 suggested that Loxodonta africana evolved from Loxodonta atlantica.