Emu (Dromaiidae)

Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) - HBW 1, p. 103

French: Emeu d'Australie German: Emu Spanish: Emú
Other common names: Larger/Spotted Emu

Taxonomy: Casuarius N. Hollandiae Latham, 1790, Sydney, New South Wales.
Race diemenensis of Tasmania extinct. Some authorities recognize three surviving races, novaehollandiae, woodwardi and rothschildi, while extinct species D. ater (=minor) and D. baudinianus (=diemenianus) have also been considered mere races of present species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Australia. Introduced to Kangaroo I and Maria I (both off S Australia).

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