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Temporal range: Middle Miocene–present
Miocene – present[1]
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Superorder: Palaeognathae
Order: Casuariiformes
Faimily: Dromaiidae
Genus: Dromaius
Species: D. novaehollandiae
Binomial name
Dromaius novaehollandiae
(Latham, 1790)[3]
Dromaius novaehollandiae map distribution 2.svg
The emu inhabits the pink auries.
egg of Dromaius novaehollandiae

The emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the seicont-lairgest livin bird bi hicht, efter its ratite relative, the ostrich. It is endemic tae Australie whaur it is the lairgest native bird an the anerly extant member o the genus Dromaius. The emu's range covers maist o mainland Australie, but the Tasmanie emu an King Island emu subspecies became extinct efter the European dounset o Australie in 1788. The bird is sufficiently common for it tae be ratit as a least-concern species bi the Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur.

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  1. Patterson, C.; Rich, Patricia Vickers (1987). "The fossil history of the emus, Dromaius (Aves: Dromaiinae)". Records of the South Australian Museum. 21: 85–117. 
  2. BirdLife International (2012). "Dromaius novaehollandiae". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 14 Julie 2015. 
  3. Davies, S.J.J.F. (2003). "Emus". In Hutchins, Michael. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. 8 Birds I Tinamous and Ratites to Hoatzins (2nd ed.). Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Group. pp. 83–87. ISBN 0-7876-5784-0. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Brands, Sheila (14 August 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Dromaius novaehollandiae". Project: The Taxonomicon. Archived frae the oreeginal on 10 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 14 Julie 2015. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Names List for Dromaius novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)". Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 14 Julie 2015. 
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