DROMAIUS

(Dromaiidae; Ϯ Australian Emu D. novaehollandiae) Gr. δρομαιος dromaios  running at full speed  < τρεχω trekhō  to run; "EMOU, Dromiceius.  Casuarius, Lath.  Bec droit, à bords très-déprimés, arrondi à la pointe, un peu caréné en dessus. - Tête emplumée. - Gorge nue.  Esp. Casuarius novæ Hollandiæ, Lath. ...  Dromaius [δρομαιος, velox]" (Vieillot 1816); "DROMAIUS Vieillot, 1816  M -- Casuarius novaehollandiae Latham, 1790; type by monotypy." (Dickinson & Remsen (eds.) 2013, 6). The flightless Australian Emu escapes all enemies by running away.
Var. Dromiceius (original spelling), Dromiciccius, Dromaeus, Dromoeus.
Synon. Chelarga, Peronista, Tachea.

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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 www.hbw.com on 16 January 2019).