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Kangaroo Island Emu
Baudin emus
Information
Common Name Dwarf Emu
Range Kangaroo Island
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Struthioniformes
Family Dromaiidae
Genus Dromaius
Species †D. baudinianus
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct

The Kangaroo Island Emu or Dwarf Emu (Dromaius baudinianus) is an extinct member of the bird family Dromaiidae. It was restricted to Kangaroo Island, South Australia, which was known as Ile Decrés by the members of the Baudin expedition. It differed from the mainland Emu mainly in its smaller size. The species became extinct in approximately 1827.

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