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Definition of Struthio australis

Struthio australis
Ostrich Os"trich, n. [OE. ostriche, ostrice, OF. ostruche, ostruce, F. autruche, L. avis struthio; avis bird + struthio ostrich, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? bird, sparrow. Cf. Aviary, Struthious.] [Formerly written also estrich.] (Zo["o]l.) A large bird of the genus Struthio, of which Struthio camelus of Africa is the best known species. It has long and very strong legs, adapted for rapid running; only two toes; a long neck, nearly bare of feathers; and short wings incapable of flight. The adult male is about eight feet high. Note: The South African ostrich (Struthio australis) and the Asiatic ostrich are considered distinct species by some authors. Ostriches are now domesticated in South Africa in large numbers for the sake of their plumes. The body of the male is covered with elegant black plumose feathers, while the wings and tail furnish the most valuable white plumes. Ostrich farm, a farm on which ostriches are bred for the sake of their feathers, oil, eggs, etc. Ostrich farming, the occupation of breeding ostriches for the sake of their feathers, etc. Ostrich fern (Bot.) a kind of fern (Onoclea Struthiopteris), the tall fronds of which grow in a circle from the rootstock. It is found in alluvial soil in Europe and North America.

Meaning of Struthio australis from wikipedia

- The South African ostrich (Struthio camelus australis), also known as the black-necked ostrich, Cape ostrich or southern ostrich is a subspecies of the...
- of ostrich are the common ostrich and Somali ostrich, both in the genus Struthio, which also contains several species known from Holocene fossils such as...
- (1966-01-01). "Social Behaviour of the South African Ostrich, Struthio Camelus Australis". Ostrich. 37 (sup1): 183–191. doi:10.1080/00306525.1966.9639797...
- The common ostrich (Struthio camelus), or simply ostrich, is a species of large flightless bird native to certain large areas of Africa. It is one of two...
- included here. Ostriches Common ostrich, Struthio camelus Somali ostrich, Struthio molybdophanes Asian ostrich, Struthio asiaticus † Emus Emu, Dromaius novaehollandiae...
- 56–0 Ma PreЄ Є O S D C P T J K Pg N Possible Late Cretaceous record Ostrich (Struthio camelus) Scientific cl****ification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Cl****:...
- described by Carl Linnaeus in his 18th century work, Systema Naturae, as Struthio casuarius, from a specimen from Seram, in 1758. It is now the type species...
- Casuarius aruensis Schlegel, 1866; Casuarius australis D'Albertis non Wall, 1854; Casuarius casuarius australis; Casuarius casuarius beccarii (Sclater, 1875);...
- Andrews, 1904 Genus Struthio (1 living species)  ?†Struthio anderssoni Lowe 1931 [ootaxa]  ?†Struthio barbarus Arambourg 1979 †Struthio asiaticus Brodkorb...
- Pachyornis australis and Megalapteryx didinus, might be included in a ‘subalpine fauna’, along with the widespread D. robustus. P. australis is the rarest...
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