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Re: emu history
Do you know (is it known) if NG has been intermittently connected to
Australia--or was there only one separation event? Did common
ancestors of emu and cassowaries migrate to NG, evolve allopatrically, and
then cassowaries migrate to Australia-or did both species evolve in
Thanks, John Bois.
On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Chris Hart wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nancy Cavanaugh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 2:57 PM
> Subject: Re: emu history
> > You forgot about the extinct Tasmanian Emu which is supposed to be a sub-
> > species of the "mainland" emu. =) Did they ever live on the mainlanda? How
> > they get to Tasmania?
> Take a look at this map--the ancient landmass of Sahul--which shows how
> cassowaries are found in New Guinea as well as Australia, as well as emus
> here in Oz and Tassie.
> Chris Hart