Asian Ostrich

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Asian Ostrich
Temporal range: early Pliocene–Pleistocene Early Pliocene to Pleistocene
File:Asian Ostrich Skeleton.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Struthioniformes
Family: Struthionidae
Genus: Struthio
Species: S. asiaticus
Binomial name
Struthio asiaticus

The Asian Ostrich, Struthio asiaticus, was an ostrich found in the Pliocene from Central Asia to China.

In China, ostriches are known to have become extinct only around or even after the end of the last ice age; images of ostriches have been found there on prehistoric pottery and as petroglyphs indicating that they were around at the same time as humans first reached China.


  1. ^ Sharpe, R. Bowdler (1899)


Sharpe, R. Bowdler (1899). A Handlist of the Genera and Species of Birds. Vol. Vol. I. Red Lion Court Fleet Street, London UK: Taylor and Francis. p. 2. Retrieved 02/01/2010. {{cite book}}: |volume= has extra text (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help); Cite has empty unknown parameters: |laydate=, |coauthors=, |nopp=, |separator=, |trans_title=, |laysummary=, |month=, |editorn-first=, |authorn-link=, |trans_chapter=, |chapterurl=, |editorn-link=, |authormask=, |lastauthoramp=, and |editorn-last= (help)

See also[edit]

Late Quaternary prehistoric birds



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