Lesser Rhea

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Lesser Rhea
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At Zurich Zoo, Switzerland
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Palaeognathae
Clade: Notopalaeognathae
Superorder: Rheimorphae
Order: Rheiformes
Family: Rheidae
Genus: Rhea
Species: R. pennata
Binomial name
Rhea pennata

R. pennata garleppi (Chubb, 1913)[3]
R. p. tarapacensis (Chubb, 1913)[3]
R. p. pennata (d'Orbigny, 1834)[3]


Rhea darwinii
Rhea macrorhyncha
Pterocnemia pennata
Pterocnemia darwinii
Rhea darwinii[4]
Rhea nana
Pterocnemia tarapacensis garleppi[4]

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  1. ^ Symes, A. & Butchart, S. (2008). Pterocnemia pennata. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 November 2008.
  2. ^ Davies, S.J.J.F. (2003). "Rheas". In Hutchins, Michael. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. 8 Birds I Tinamous and Ratites to Hoatzins (2 ed.). Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group. pp. 69–74. ISBN 0-7876-5784-0. 
  3. ^ a b c Brands, Sheila (14 August 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Rhea pennata". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
  4. ^ a b Peters, James Lee (1979). Checklist of Birds of the World (PDF). Vol. 1 (2 ed.). Cambridge, MA: Museum of Comparative Zoology. pp. 6–7. {{cite book}}: Cite has empty unknown parameters: |chapterurl= and |month= (help)

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