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Grallistrix orion Olson and James 1991 (true owl)

Reptilia - Strigiformes - Strigidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 336229

Full reference: S. L. Olson and H. F. James. 1991. Descriptions of Thirty-Two New Species of Birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes. Ornithological Monographs 45:1-88

Belongs to Grallistrix according to S. L. Olson and H. F. James 1991

Sister taxa: Grallistrix auceps, Grallistrix erdmani, Grallistrix geleches

Type specimen: USNM 386170, a limb element (right tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Barbers Point, Oahu, which is in a Pleistocene reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Waimanalo Formation of Hawaii.

Ecology: volant carnivore-insectivore