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Tyto mourerchauvireae Pavia 2004 (barn owl)

Reptilia - Strigiformes - Tytonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 334584

Full reference: M. Pavia. 2004. A new large barn owl (Aves, Strigiformes, Tytonidae) from the Middle Pleistocene of Sicily, Italy, and its taphonomical significance. Geobios 37:631-641

Belongs to Tyto according to M. Pavia 2004

Sister taxa: Tyto alba, Tyto balearica, Tyto cavatica, Tyto cravesae, Tyto glaucops, Tyto letocarti, Tyto noeli, Tyto novaehollandiae, Tyto ostologa, Tyto pollens

Type specimen: MPUR 5218, a limb element (femur). Its type locality is Spinagallo Cave, which is in a Pleistocene cave breccia in Italy.

Ecology: volant carnivore