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 skeleton 6797

Rhea americana

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Rhea skeleton 6779
Rhea skeleton 6779

Rhea americana

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Rhea skeleton 6774
Rhea skeleton 6774

Rhea americana

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Rhea skeleton 6773
Rhea skeleton 6773

Rhea americana

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Rhea skeleton 6772
Rhea skeleton 6772

Rhea americana

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Rhea skeleton 6771
Rhea skeleton 6771

Rhea americana

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Cassowary skeleton 6764
Cassowary skeleton 6764

Casuarius casuarius

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Cassowary skeleton 6762
Cassowary skeleton 6762

Casuarius casuarius

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Cassowary skeleton 6759
Cassowary skeleton 6759
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Cassowary skeleton 6757
Cassowary skeleton 6757

Casuarius casuarius

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Cassowary skeleton
Cassowary skeleton

Casuarius casuarius

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Cassowary 6754
Cassowary 6754

Casuarius casuarius

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Emu - 8267
Emu - 8267

Dromaius novaehollaniae

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Emu - 8265
Emu - 8265

Dromaius novaehollaniae

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Emu - 8263
Emu - 8263

Dromaius novaehollaniae

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Emu - 8264
Emu - 8264

Dromaius novaehollaniae

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Emu - 8270
Emu - 8270

Dromaius novaehollaniae

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Emu - 8269
Emu - 8269

Dromaius novaehollaniae

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Red-winged tinamou
Red-winged tinamou

Rhynchotus rufescens

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Red-winged tinamou
Red-winged tinamou

Rhynchotus rufescens

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Red-winged tinamou
Red-winged tinamou

Rhynchotus rufescens

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Red-winged tinamou
Red-winged tinamou

Rhynchotus rufescens

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Red-winged tinamou
Red-winged tinamou

Rhynchotus rufescens

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Red-winged tinamou
Red-winged tinamou

Rhynchotus rufescens

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