(syn. Casuarius Ϯ Double-wattled Cassowary C. casuarius) Malay name Kasuari for the Double-wattled Cassowary; "This Cassowary or Cassowara has certainly a strong title to the character of beauty and singularity, and is reported to be found in South America, though it is rather uncertain, until more is known of its history, for at present it is very rare. The natives also are said to pronounce it Cassowara; and this is our authority for doing the same, and rejecting the y. We have given it to the class of birds of Emu or Ostrich" (Perry 1811 (ed. Petit 2009) per Björn Bergenholtz and Laurent Raty).   Var. Cassowaria.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 January 2019).