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).
This last reserve, with a wide range of forest types, conserves the cassowary (Casuarius casuarius).
Notable is the presence of the flightless Australian cassowary Casuarius casuarius, one of the largest birds in the world.
The southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius VU) is found here in rainforest habitat; its distribution extends to New Guinea and other regions of Australia.
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.
He had found a giant flightless bird known as Casuarius casuarius—more familiarly, the Australian cassowary.
Corythosaurus casuarius skeleton partially covered in skin.
Attacks to Humans and Domestic Animals by the Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius johnsonii in Queensland, Australia.