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Glossary of Terms



IUCN:  International Union for the Conservation of Nature


EPBC: Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999


AOO - Area of Occurence: the geographical areas in which a species is normally found.


EOO - Extent of Occurence






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Key to maps

reddot.png(red dots) core records, known to represent existing locations of focal taxa; in the case of intra-continental migrants, only records approximating the taxon’s breeding distribution are used.

orangedot(orange dots) non-core records, representing vagrant occurrences of the focal taxon obviously outside its usual range, or historical observations of a taxon known to be extinct at that location.

greydot(grey dots) records of other subspecies of the same species as the focal taxon; or in the case of intra-continental migrants, non-breeding records of the focal taxon not included as core records.

blueploy(blue polygons) minimum convex polygons underlying the locational records on the maps that depict each existing taxon’s Extent of Occurrence (EOO).


(yellow polygons) areas formerly occupied by Extinct taxa.


redarrow(red arrows) the location of taxa with very small distributionsand known seabird breeding locations.

Maps were made using the Geoscience Australia Lambert Conformal Conic (GALCC) projection.



Taxa data image

King Island Emu

Species Conservation Summary

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Map of Distribution  
King Island Emu

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Population type  

Endemic Australian taxon

IUCN Red List Status 2010  


Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act Status  


Reason if Threatened or Near Threatened  

This species was probably extinct by 1805

IUCN Red List Status 2000  


Reason if changed in 2010  

No change

IUCN Red List Status 1990  


Reason if changed in 2000  

No change

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