Rheas (Rheidae)

Greater Rhea (Rhea americana) - HBW 1, p. 89

French: Nandou d'Amérique German: Nandu Spanish: Ñandú Común
Other common names: Common Rhea

Taxonomy: Struthio americanus Linnaeus, 1758, Sergipe and Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
Several races poorly known, classification remains provisional. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • americana (Linnaeus, 1758) - NE to SE Brazil.
  • intermedia Rothschild & Chubb, 1914 - SE Brazil, Uruguay.
  • nobilis Brodkorb, 1939 - E Paraguay.

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  • americana (Linnaeus, 1758) - NE to SE Brazil.
  • intermedia Rothschild & Chubb, 1914 - SE Brazil, Uruguay.
  • nobilis Brodkorb, 1939 - E Paraguay.
  • araneipes Brodkorb, 1938 - W Paraguay, E Bolivia, SW Brazil.
  • albescens Lynch Arribálzaga & Holmberg, 1878 - NE & E Argentina.