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Emu

Dromaius novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)

The emu (/ˈmjuː/, sometimes US /ˈm/; Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. It is the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. There are three subspecies of emus in Australia. The emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest, and arid areas. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Casuariiformes
Family:
  Casuariidae
Genus:
  Dromaius

Scientific:
  Dromaius novaehollandiae

Citation:
  (Latham, 1790)

Reference:
  IndexOrn. 2 p.665

Protonym:
  Casuarius N. Hollandiae

Avibase ID:
  2DB5A9703C6D4D91

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2DB5A970

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174385

Geographic range:

  • Dromaius novaehollandiae [novaehollandiae or rothschildi]: Australia
  • Dromaius novaehollandiae diemenensis: Formerly Tasmania. Extinct ca 1865
English:
Emu
Czech:
emu ostrovní
German:
Emu
Danish:
Emu
Spanish:
Emú
Finnish:
emu
French:
Émeu d'Australie
Italian:
Emù
Japanese:
emyu-
Japanese:
エミュア
Dutch:
Emoe
Norwegian:
Emu
Polish:
emu zwyczajne
Portuguese:
Emu
Russian:
Эму
Slovak:
emu hnedý
Swedish:
Emu
Ukrainian:
Ему австралійський
Chinese:
鸸鹋


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Common Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Common Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Common Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Common Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Common Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Common Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Common Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Émeu d'Australie ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Émeu d'Australie ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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eBird version 1.54:
Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Common Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Common Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Common Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Common Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dromaius novaehollandiae [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Dromaius [novaehollandiae or baudinianus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Bulgarian: Ему
Catalan: Emú, Emú comú
Czech: Emu hnedý, emu ostrovní
Danish: Emu
German: Emu, Tasmanienemu, Tasmanisches Emu
English: Australian Emu, Common Emu, Emu, Larger Emu, Spotted Emu
Spanish: Emú
Spanish (Spain): Emú
Estonian: emu
Finnish: Emu
French: Emeu, Émeu d’Australie, Émeu d'Australie
Irish: Éamú
Croatian: Emu
Hungarian: emu
Italian: Emu, Emù
Japanese: emyu-, emyua
Japanese: エミュア
Scientific: Casuarius N. Hollandiae, Dromaius novaehollandiae, Dromaius novaehollandiae novaehollandiae
Lithuanian: Emu
Dutch: Emoe
Norwegian: Emu
Polish: emu, emu (zwyczajne), Emu zwyczajne
Portuguese: Emu
Russian: Обыкновенный эму, Эму
Slovak: Emu hnedý
Serbian: Emu
Swedish: Emu
Turkish: Emu
Ukrainian: Ему австралійський
Chinese: 鸸鹋
Chinese (Traditional): 鴯鶓

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