Definition of Struthio australis. Meaning of Struthio australis. Synonyms of Struthio australis
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Definition of Struthio australis
Struthio australisOstrich 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
- The common ostrich
camelus), or simply
ostrich, is a species
of large flightless
to Africa. It is one of two extant species
- (1966-01-01). "Social Behaviour
of the South African
Ostrich, Struthio Camelus Australis
". Ostrich. 37 (sup1): 183–191. doi:10.1080/00306525.1966.9639797...
- of ostrich
are the common ostrich
ostrich, both in the genus Struthio
also contains several species known
from Holocene fossils
here. Ostriches Common
ostrich, Struthio camelus Somali
ostrich, Struthio molybdophanes Asian
ostrich, Struthio asiaticus
† Emus Emu, Dromaius
Name Status Distribution Ostrich Struthio camelus
LR/lc Through central
Africa, one subspecies
(S. c. australis
, or Southern
at the southern...
- Casuarius aruensis
Schlegel, 1866; Casuarius australis
D'Albertis non Wall, 1854; Casuarius casuarius australis
; Casuarius casuarius beccarii
- Andrews, 1904 Genus Struthio
species) ?†Struthio anderssoni
Lowe 1931 [ootaxa] ?†Struthio barbarus Arambourg
1979 †Struthio asiaticus
by Carl Linnaeus
in his 18th century
Naturae, as Struthio
casuarius, from a specimen
from Seram, in 1758. It is now the type species...
- Pachyornis australis
in a ‘subalpine fauna’, along
with the widespread
D. robustus. P. australis
is the rarest...
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