Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 25th, 2014
CFZ Press (the brainchild of Jon Downes, the director of the British-based Center for Fortean Zoology) has just published a new book you may find interesting.
Written by Matt Salusbury, it is titled Pygmy Elephants: On the Track of the World’s Largest Dwarfs.
And here’s Jon D to tell you about it:
“I am very proud of the books that we produce through the CFZ Publishing Group. But I am particularly proud of this latest volume: Matt Salusbury’s peerless book about Pygmy Elephants. He writes: ‘If ever there was a contender for giant dwarfs or the world’s biggest dwarf, pygmy elephants are it. Even a five-foot at the shoulder pygmy elephant would still be a massive beast. I wanted to call this work Slightly Smaller Elephants – Possibly but I was persuaded that Pygmy Elephants had a better ring to it.There have in the past – millions to hundreds of thousands of years ago – been smaller species of elephants, well-documented in the fossil record, some of whom we will meet shortly. And there have been claims made for the existence of living pygmy elephants in various remote and not-so-remote parts of the world today.’”
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