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"Pygmy Cassowary"/Casuarius lydekkeri
Temporal range: Pleistocene [1]
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A Northern Cassowary, a species also found in New Guinea.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Palaeognathae
Clade: Notopalaeognathae
Clade: Novaeratitae
Order: Casuariiformes
Family: Casuariidae
Genus: Casuarius
Species: C. lydekkeri
Binomial name
Casuarius lydekkeri
Rothschild, 1911
Synonyms

Casuarius lydekki Rothschild, 1911 (orth. err.)[2]
Casuarius lydekkeri Rich et al. 1988 (incorrect attribution)[2]

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References

  1. ^ Rich, P.V., Plane, M. & Schroeder, N.} (1988). A pygmy cassowary (Casuarius lydekkeri) from late Pleistocene bog deposits at Pureni, Papua New Guinea. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 10:4:377-389. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.
  2. ^ a b "The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database Extinct Birds: Casuarius lydekkeri". Cubits.org. Retrieved December 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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