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Emu

Dromaius novaehollandiae (Latham, J 1790)

The emu is the second-largest living bird by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. It is endemic to Australia where it is the largest native bird and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. The emu's range covers most of mainland Australia, but the Tasmanian, Kangaroo Island and King Island subspecies became extinct after the European settlement of Australia in 1788. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Casuariiformes
Family:
  Casuariidae
Genus:
   Dromaius
Scientific:
  Dromaius novaehollandiae


Original description

Citation:
  (Latham, J 1790)

Reference:
   Index Orn. 2 p.665

Protonym:
  Casuarius N. Hollandiae

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/53510090


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  FD2456D503016C33

Avibase ID:
  avibase-FD2456D5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FD2456D5


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174385

Geographic range:

  • Dromaius novaehollandiae [novaehollandiae or rothschildi]: Australia
  • Dromaius novaehollandiae diemenensis: Formerly Tasmania. Extinct ca 1865
  • Dromaius novaehollandiae minor: Formerly King I. (Australia). Extinct; last reported 1850
  • Dromaius novaehollandiae baudinianus: Formerly Kangaroo Island (South Australia). Extinct.
English:
Emu
Catalan:
Emú comú
Czech:
emu hnědý
Danish:
Emu
German:
Emu
Spanish:
Emú
Spanish (Spain):
Emú
Finnish:
emu
French:
Émeu d'Australie
Croatian:
Emu
Hungarian:
emu
Icelandic:
Emúi
Italian:
Emù
Japanese (romaji):
emyu-
Japanese:
エミュー
Lithuanian:
Emu
Dutch:
Emoe
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Emu
Norwegian:
Emu
Polish:
emu (zwyczajne)
Portuguese:
Emu
Russian:
Эму
Slovak:
emu hnedý
Serbian:
Emu
Swedish:
emu
Ukrainian:
Ему австралійський
Chinese:
鸸鹋
Chinese (Traditional):
鴯鶓


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Emu, King Island or Kangaroo Island Emu ( Dromaius [novaehollandiae, ater or baudinianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Emu, King Island or Kangaroo Island Emu ( Dromaius [novaehollandiae, ater or baudinianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Emu, King Island or Kangaroo Island Emu ( Dromaius [novaehollandiae, minor or baudinianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Emu, King Island or Kangaroo Island Emu ( Dromaius [novaehollandiae, minor or baudinianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Emu, King Island or Kangaroo Island Emu ( Dromaius [novaehollandiae, minor or baudinianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Emu, King Island or Kangaroo Island Emu ( Dromaius [novaehollandiae, minor or baudinianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Emu, King Island or Kangaroo Island Emu ( Dromaius [novaehollandiae, minor or baudinianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Asturian: Emú
Bulgarian: Ему
Catalan: Emú comú
Czech: Emu hnedý, emu hnědý, emu ostrovní
Danish: Emu
German: Emu, Tasmanienemu, Tasmanisches Emu
English: Australian Emu, Common Emu, Emu, Emu [incl. King Island Emu], Emu, King Island or Kangaroo Island Emu, Larger Emu, Spotted Emu
English, HBW: Common Emu
English (IOC): Emu
English (United States): Emu
Esperanto: Emuo
Spanish: Emú
Spanish (Spain): Emú
Spanish (HBW): Emu
Estonian: emu
Finnish: Emu
French: Emeu, Emeu d'Australie, Émeu d'Australie, Émeu d'Australie, É. noir ou É. de Baudin
Irish: Éamú
Hebrew: אמו
Croatian: Emu
Hungarian: emu
Icelandic: Emúi
Italian: Emu, Emù
Japanese (romaji): emyu-
Japanese: エミュ−, エミュア, エミュー
Scientific: Casuarius N. Hollandiae, Dromaius [novaehollandiae, ater or baudinianus], Dromaius [novaehollandiae, minor or baudinianus], Dromaius novaehollandiae, Dromaius novaehollandiae novaehollandiae
Lithuanian: Emu
Dutch: Emoe
Norwegian Nynorsk: Emu
Norwegian: Emu
Polish: emu, emu (zwyczajne)
Portuguese: Emu
Portuguese (Portugal): emu
Russian: Обыкновенный эму, Страус 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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