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Rhea pennata  d'Orbigny, 1834
Taxonomic Serial No.: 553787

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Pteroicnemia pennata (d'Orbigny, 1834)
    Pterocnemia pennata (d'Orbigny, 1834)
  Common Name(s): Lesser Rhea [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  
                         OrderRheiformes  – Rheas  
                            FamilyRheidae  – Rheas  
                               GenusRhea Brisson, 1760  
                                  SpeciesRhea pennata d'Orbigny, 1834 – Lesser Rhea  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Rhea pennata garleppi (C. Chubb, 1913)  
                                     Subspecies Rhea pennata pennata d'Orbigny, 1834  
                                     Subspecies Rhea pennata tarapacensis (C. Chubb, 1913)  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Rhea pennata    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 14-Dec-2005, website (version 2004)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Reference for: Rhea pennata   
  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: Rhea pennata   
  Source: Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, website (version 2013)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2013). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. Available at:   
  Reference for: Rhea pennata   
  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: Rhea pennata, Lesser Rhea [English]   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, website (version 1998)  
  Acquired: 1998   
  Notes: Alan P. Peterson;   
  Reference for: Rhea pennata   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): d'Orbigny, A. D.  
  Publication Date: 1834   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale (le Brésil, la République Orientale de l'Uruguay, la République Argentine, la Patagonie, la République du Chili, la République de Bolivie, la République du Pérou), exécuté pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828,..., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 1-667   
  Publisher: Bertrand and Levrault   
  Publication Place: Paris and Strasbourg, France   
  Notes: Available online via Biodiversity Heritage Library at   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Mayr, Ernst, and G. William Cottrell, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1979   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Check-List of Birds of the World, vol. 1, Second Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 547   
  Publisher: Museum of Comparative Zoology   
  Publication Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA   
  Reference for: Rhea pennata   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  



  Comment: Listed as Near Threatened on IUCN Red List (2004) (as Rhea pennata)  
    Listed as Appendix I by the CITES Secretariat (2005) (as Rhea pennata) which notes: "Except Rhea pennata pennata which is included in Appendix II" (see Pterocnemia pennata pennata (Orbigny, 1834))  
    Genus Pterocnemia merged into Rhea (SACC 348); Change English name to Lesser Rhea to conform to general usage  



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