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King Island Emu

Dromaius minor Spencer, 1906

The King Island Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae ater) is an extinct subspecies of Emu that was endemic to King Island, which is situated in the Bass Strait between mainland Australia and Tasmania. Its closest relative may be the extinct Tasmanian Emu, as they belonged to a single population until less than 14,000 years ago, when Tasmania and King Island were still connected. The small size of the King Island Emu may be an example of insular dwarfism. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Casuariiformes
Family:
  Casuariidae
Genus:
  Dromaius

Scientific:
  Dromaius minor

Citation:
  Spencer, 1906

Reference:
  

Protonym:
  

Avibase ID:
  74DD2EFA887B2B38

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/74DD2EFA

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 1000343


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Dromaius minor: Formerly King I. (Australia). Extinct; last reported 1850
English:
King Island Emu
Czech:
emy malý
German:
Schwarzer Emu
Finnish:
mustapikkuemu
French:
Émeu noir
Dutch:
Kingemoe
Polish:
emu czarne
Russian:
Король остров эму
Slovak:
emu tmavý
Swedish:
King Islandemu
Ukrainian:
Ему чорний


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Émeu noir ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Émeu noir ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius ater) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
King Island Emu ( Dromaius minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Dromaius novaehollandiae ater [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Dromaius novaehollandiae ater [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Dromaius novaehollandiae ater [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Dromaius novaehollandiae ater [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Dromaius novaehollandiae ater [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Dromaius novaehollandiae minor [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dromaius ater [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dromaius novaehollandiae ater [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Emú de l'illa King
Czech: emy malý
German: Schwarzer Emu
English: Black Emu, Dwarf Emu, King Island Emu
Estonian: kuningasaare emu
Finnish: Mustaemu, mustapikkuemu
French: Émeu noir
Scientific: Dromaius ater, Dromaius minor, Dromaius novaehollandiae ater, Dromaius novaehollandiae ater †, Dromaius novaehollandiae minor
Dutch: King-Eilandemoe, Kingemoe, Zwarte Emoe
Polish: emu czarne
Russian: Король остров эму , Малый эму
Slovak: emu tmavý
Swedish: King Islandemu
Ukrainian: Ему чорний

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