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Struthio camelus  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174375

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  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  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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 

  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:   
  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 [Accessed 25 November, 2015]   
  Reference for: Struthio camelus, Common Ostrich [English]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  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   
  Reference for: Struthio camelus   
  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   
  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, Carolus  
  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): 824   
  Publisher: Laurentii Salvii   
  Publication Place: Holmiae (Stockholm, Sweden)   
  Notes: Available online at and   
  Reference for: original description   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  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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