Cassowaries (Casuariidae)

Dwarf Cassowary (Casuarius bennetti) - HBW 1, p. 97

French: Casoar de Bennett German: Bennettkasuar Spanish: Casuario Menor
Other common names: Bennett's Cassowary

Taxonomy: Casuarius Bennetti Gould, 1857, New Britain.
Seven subspecies (papuanus, goodfellowi, claudii, shawmayeri, hecki, bennetti and picticollis) traditionally recognized, but good evidence for their validity lacking (see page 90). Monotypic.

Distribution: New Guinea, Japen I (off NW New Guinea); also New Britain, where pre­sumably introduced.