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Emuarius gidju

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Casuariidae

Taxonomy
Dromaius gidju was named by Patterson and Rich (1987). Its type specimen is SAMP26779, a set of limb elements (associated distal tibiotarsal fragment, proximal tarsometatarsus, and complete set of pedal phalanges), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Leaf locality, Lake Ngapakaldi, which is in an Oligocene/Miocene fluvial-lacustrine horizon in the Wipajiri Formation of Australia.

It was recombined as Emuarius gidju by Boles (1991) and Mayr (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Dromaius gidju Patterson and Rich
1991Emuarius gidju Boles
2009Emuarius gidju Mayr p. 33

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
RankNameAuthor
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
PygostyliaChiappe 2002
Ornithothoraces
OrnithuromorphaChiappe et al. 1999
subclassOrnithurae
subclassNeornithesGadow 1893
superorderPalaeognathae(Pycraft 1900)
Ratitae(Merrem 1813)
superorderCasuariimorphae
orderCasuariiformes
familyCasuariidaeKaup 1847
genusEmuariusBoles 1991
speciesgidju()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available