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Species profile—Dromaius novaehollandiae (emu)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Aves (birds) → Casuariidae (cassowaries and emus) → Dromaius novaehollandiae (emu)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Aves (birds)
Family
Casuariidae (cassowaries and emus)
Scientific name
Dromaius novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)
Common name
emu
WildNet taxon ID
1089
Alternate name(s)
spotted emu
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Agricultural Pest
Species environment
Terrestrial

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=1089

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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