IUCN threat status:

Extinct (EX)


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Range Description

Dromaius ater was endemic to King Island in the Bass Strait, Australia (Stattersfield et al. 1998). Numerous skeletal remains have been found, but only one skin exists, collected by Baudin in 1802, and now in Paris (Jouanin 1959). Its extinction must have followed shortly thereafter.


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