from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the type and sole genus of the Casuaridae; the cassowaries.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical and only genus of the subfamily Casuariinæ the cassowaries.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type and sole genus of the Casuaridae: cassowaries


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  • Scientifically it is known as Casuarius casuarius, a Latinized version of one of its Papuan names, “kasu weri,” meaning “horned head.”


  • One, a four-ton giant stretching thirty-five feet from nose to tail, so closely resembled a cassowary that scientists named it Corythosaurus casuarius.


  • The ecoregion also harbors the largest bird in the Moluccas, the two-wattled cassowary (Casuarius casuarius).

    Seram rain forests

  • This last reserve, with a wide range of forest types, conserves the cassowary (Casuarius casuarius).

    Seram rain forests

  • Notable is the presence of the flightless Australian cassowary Casuarius casuarius, one of the largest birds in the world.

    Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site, Australia

  • The southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius VU) is found here in rainforest habitat; its distribution extends to New Guinea and other regions of Australia.

    Cape York tropical savanna

  • Shipped from Calcutta and named in honour of Philip Sclater (who is also commemorated in the name of a C. casuarius subspecies), it was probably captured in New Guinea and is worthy of note because of the extraordinary morphology Rothschild described for it.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • He had found a giant flightless bird known as Casuarius casuarius—more familiarly, the Australian cassowary.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Corythosaurus casuarius skeleton partially covered in skin.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Attacks to Humans and Domestic Animals by the Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius johnsonii in Queensland, Australia.



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