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The remark that these statements are put forward in outline only and Aristotle's emphasis on whether or not each of the kinds has a single and commonly used name suggest that the discussion of greatest kinds in History of Animals I 6 is merely intended to identify those kinds of animals that are commonly recognized.
Due to the fact that each of the kinds is identified according to the similarity of their parts, it should be no surprise to find that these kinds are not cut across when Aristotle considers the reproductive parts.
When the Chinese decided that xiang also referred to the African elephant, it was not the case that the reference of the kind term changed from a narrower taxonomic kind to a broader one.
It is fallacious to say that, because Asian elephants were used as paradigmatic instances of the kind xiang, necessarily the African elephant cannot be a xiang.