CASUARIUS

(Casuariidae; Ϯ Double-wattled Cassowary C. casuarius) Malay name Kasuāri for these large cursorial birds; "CASOAR  ... CASUARIUS ...  Il est presqu'aussi gros que l'Autruche; mais il n'est pas si élevé" (Brisson 1760); based on "Avis Eme" of Aldrovandus 1599-1603, "Emeu" of Clusius 1605, Charleton 1668, Willughby 1676, Ray 1713, Barrère 1745, and Linnaeus 1748, "Casearius" of Wormius 1655, "Casoaris" of Bontius 1658, "Cassowary" of Albin 1731-1738, "Casuarius" of Frisch 1733, and Klein 1750, "Cela" of Moehring 1752, and Struthio casuarius Linnaeus, 1758; "Casuarius, av malayiska namnet "Casoaris" hos BONTIUS, åt hvilket LINNÉ år 1735 givit en latinsk form, är här i det följande (Ord. 7) utbytt mot Hippalectryo Glog." (Sundevall 1873); "Casuarius Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 46; 5, p. 10. Type, by tautonymy, Casuarius Brisson = Struthio casuarius Linné." (Peteres 1931, 1, 5).
Var. Casoaris, Casoarius, Casearius
Synon. Cassowara, Cela, Hippalectryo, Oxyporus, Thrasys.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 19 December 2018).