Struthio coppensi

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Struthio coppensi
Temporal range: early Miocene
Early Miocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Struthioniformes
Family: Struthionidae
Genus: Struthio
Species: S. coppensi
Binomial name
Struthio coppensi
Mourer-Chauviré et al. 1996[1]

Struthio coppensi is an extinct species of ostrich located near Elisabethfeld, Namibia. This Ostrich is believed to have lived during the Miocene, about 20 mya, and is the oldest member of the Struthio genus.[2]


  1. ^ Bibi, F., et al. (2006)
  2. ^ Mourer-Chauvire, C. et al. (1996).