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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" <nancy@lillypadsoftware.com>
> To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> 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
> did
> > 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.
> http://members.optushome.com.au/chelmon/Intro.htm
> Chris Hart
> s366978@student.uq.edu.au