Sunday, October 1, 2023

Elephant Jokers - Subsection of Animals with Horns and Tusks

 There is a subsection in the animals that I call animals with horns and tusks.  It's not the catsdogs, flyers, monkeyshorses, or varmints.  

Brought this one back from the 52 Plus Joker Conference in Cleveland, Oct 2023.

Woolly mammoth?

Here's the ensemble shots with my 15 elephant jokers (not counting the topsy turvy elephant one above).

Next you should look through  the other animal sections of the joker collection.
    1. Ensemble Animal combinations (cats AND dogs)
    Animals: Flyers - Bee Boy
    Animals: Flyers - Bee Boy
    1. Cats  or  Dogs Now there's a big cat subsection! 
    2. Flyers:  Birds, OwlsBees,  Butterflies  & Dragons . Now there's a rooster & chicken subsubsection!
    3. Horses , zebras, donkeys, giraffes ...
      1. Fantasy horses: centaurs, unicorns, pegasus
    4. Monkeys, bears, and others with paws 
    5. Animals with antlers, horns, and tusks. And elephants (this article)
    6. Varmints - the annoying small wild animals
    7. Reptiles, amphibians, sea creatures  
A note on organizational systems of the animal kingdom.  My organization, which you can see above, is not strictly based on any biologically based system of organizing the genus and species of the animal kingdom. For instance, I have a broad category called flyers which includes bees (an insect), birds (closely related to dinosaurs and reptiles), owls, and bats. I have zebras and giraffes in the equestrian section (with horses, donkeys, and mules).  I am aware that this is very very wrong.

I am also aware that the organization of the animal kingdom by biologists is in flux and a source of much debate. There is the traditional organization which was largely based on the easily observable traits of animals and their skeletons. And now there are new systems emerging based on studies of the DNA of the animals. And there's the problem that the organization in use is largely arbitrary in its definitions of phylum and subphylum.

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