Emu

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Emu
Temporal range: Middle Miocene–present
Miocene – present[1]
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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]
Subspecies
Dromaius novaehollandiae map distribution 2.svg
The emu inhabits the pink auries.
Synonyms
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 Lua error in mw.lua at line 142: field 'day' missing in date table.
  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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