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Struthio camelus  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174375

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Ostrich [English]
 
    Common Ostrich [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderStruthioniformes  – Ostriches  
                            FamilyStruthionidae  – Ostriches  
                               GenusStruthio Linnaeus, 1758  
                                  SpeciesStruthio camelus Linnaeus, 1758 – Ostrich, Common Ostrich  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Struthio camelus australis Gurney, 1868  
                                     Subspecies Struthio camelus camelus Linnaeus, 1758 – Ostrich 
                                     Subspecies Struthio camelus massaicus Neumann, 1898  
                                     Subspecies Struthio camelus syriacus Rothschild, 1919 – Arabian Ostrich 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Struthio camelus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CITES Appendices, 23-Jun-2005, website (version 2005)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES Secretariat: http://www.cites.org/eng/app/appendices.shtml   
  Reference for: Struthio camelus   
       
  Source: IOC World Bird List (v 5.4), website (version 5.4), website (version 5.4)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Notes: Gill, F., and D. Donsker, eds. 2015. IOC World Bird List (v 5.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org [Accessed 25 November, 2015]   
  Reference for: Struthio camelus, Common Ostrich [English]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Struthio camelus   
       
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.11.25, website (version 25-Nov-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at http://www.zoonomen.net   
  Reference for: Struthio camelus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, Edward C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition   
  Page(s): 1039   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-11701-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Struthio camelus, Ostrich [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, Frank, and Minturn Wright  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Birds of the World: Recommended English Names   
  Page(s): ix + 259   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-12827-8   
  Notes: Includes a CD-ROM with the full dataset   
  Reference for: Struthio camelus, Common Ostrich [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Linnaeus, Carl  
  Publication Date: 1758   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. 10th Edition. Vol. 1   
  Page(s): 823   
  Publisher: Laurentii Salvii   
  Publication Place: Holmiae (Stockholm, Sweden)   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: Available online at http://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?PPN362053006 and http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886   
  Reference for: original description   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: See Miller et al (2010) re genetic structure and phylogeography of ostrich populations  
    Listed as Appendix I by the CITES Secretariat (2005) which notes: 'Only the populations of Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, the Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and the Sudan; all other populations are not included in the Appendices'  
 

 

   

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