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Temporal range: Middle Miocene–present
Miocene – present[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Superorder: Palaeognathae
Order: Casuariiformes
Faimily: Dromaiidae
Genus: Dromaius
Species: D. novaehollandiae
Binomial name
Dromaius novaehollandiae
(Latham, 1790)[3]
The emu bides in the pink auries.
egg of Dromaius novaehollandiae

The emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the seicont-maist-muckle livin bird bi hicht, efter its ratite relative, the ostrich. It is endemic tae Austrailie, whaur it is the maist muckle native bird an the anerly livin memmer o the genus Dromaius. The emu's scowth covers maist o mainland Austrailie, but the Tasmainien 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 cawed a least-concern species bi the Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur.

  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. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. Davies, S.J.J.F. (2003). "Emus". In Hutchins, Michael (ed.). 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. a b Brands, Sheila (14 August 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Dromaius novaehollandiae". Project: The Taxonomicon. Archived frae the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2015. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  5. a b "Names List for Dromaius novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)". Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Archived frae the original on 14 Julie 2015. Retrieved 14 Julie 2015.
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