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STRUTHIONIDAE - Ostriches (1:2)
STRUTHIO Linnaeus, 1758 M - Struthio camelus Linnaeus, 1758; type by subsequent designation (G.R. Gray, 1840, A List of the Genera of Birds, p. 63).  
Struthio camelus1 Common Ostrich
†? syriacus Rothschild, 1919 vSyrian and Arabian deserts
camelus Linnaeus, 1758 S Morocco and Mauritania to Sudan, N and W Ethiopia, N Uganda2
massaicus Neumann, 1898 vS Kenya to C Tanzania
australis J.H. Gurney Sr., 1868 vS Angola, Namibia, Botswana, SW Zimbabwe, W and N South Africa
Struthio molybdophanes 3,4  Reichenow, 1883 Somali Ostrich
Somalia, SE Ethiopia, N and E Kenya [Reichenow, 1883 #15833]

1 For suggested split of southern populations see Miller et al. (2011) [Miller, 2011 #12544].
2 Introduced (ssp australis) widely in South Africa, also Zambia (where wild populations extinct).
3 For treatment as an allospecies separate from S. camelus, see Freitag & Robinson (1993) [Freitag, 1993 #1599].
4 Publication in the Norddeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung was prior to that in Mitt. Orn. Ver., 7 (10) which is usually cited.
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