Ratites - Rhea, Emu, Cassowary

Photographs of Rhea, Cassowary, Emu and Tinamou skeletons, in the Aves (Birds)

Palaeognathes group of ratites and tinamous.
Rhea americana skeleton, Casuarius casuarius skeleton, Dromaius novaehollaniae skeleton and Rhynchotus rufescens skeleton.

These often flightless birds are thought to be amongst the first to evolve from dinosaur relatives via the Palaeognathes (including the Elephant Moa and Terrorbird)

Courtesy of the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge

Rhea skeleton 6797
Rhea americana
Rhea skeleton 6779
Rhea americana
Rhea skeleton 6774
Rhea americana
Rhea skeleton 6773
Rhea americana
Rhea skeleton 6772
Rhea americana
Rhea skeleton 6771
Rhea americana
Cassowary skeleton 6764
Casuarius casuarius
Cassowary skeleton 6762
Casuarius casuarius
Cassowary skeleton 6759
Cassowary skeleton 6757
Casuarius casuarius
Cassowary skeleton
Casuarius casuarius
Cassowary 6754
Casuarius casuarius
Emu - 8267
Dromaius novaehollaniae
Emu - 8265
Dromaius novaehollaniae
Emu - 8263
Dromaius novaehollaniae
Emu - 8264
Dromaius novaehollaniae
Emu - 8270
Dromaius novaehollaniae
Emu - 8269
Dromaius novaehollaniae
Red-winged tinamou
Rhynchotus rufescens
Red-winged tinamou
Rhynchotus rufescens
Red-winged tinamou
Rhynchotus rufescens
Red-winged tinamou
Rhynchotus rufescens
Red-winged tinamou
Rhynchotus rufescens
Red-winged tinamou
Rhynchotus rufescens
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