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Struthio coppensi
Struthio coppensi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Struthioniformes
Family: Struthionidae
Genus: Struthio
Species: S. coppensi
Binomial name
Struthio coppensi
Mourer-Chauviré et al. 1996

Struthio coppensi is an extinct species of struthioniform bird in the family Struthionidae. It lived in Namibia during the Miocene 20 million years ago y es considerado el miembro más antiguo del género Struthio.

It is a smaller species compared to the common ostrich (S. camelus).

It receives its name in reference to the French paleontologist Yves Coppens, in recognition of its discoverers' research support.

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