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Tyto ostologa Wetmore 1922 (Hispaniolan giant barn owl)

PaleoDB taxon number: 370886

Full reference: A. Wetmore. 1922. Remains of birds from caves in the republic of Haiti. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 74(4):1-4

Belongs to Tyto according to W. Suárez and S. L. Olson 2015

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

Type specimen: USNM 10746, a limb element (proximal end of left metatarsus). Its type locality is Grotte San Francisco, St. Michel de L’Atalaye, which is in a Pleistocene/Holocene cave siliciclastic in Haiti.