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Tyto noeli Arredondo 1972 (Noel's giant barn owl)

PaleoDB taxon number: 373820

Synonym: Tyto neddi Steadman and Hilgartner 1999 (taxon 373821)

Full reference: O. Arredondo. 1972. Nueva especie de ave fósil (Strigiformes: Tytonidae) del Pleistoceno superior de Cuba. Boletín de la Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales 29:415-431

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 novaehollandiae, Tyto ostologa, Tyto pollens

Type specimens:

  • Tyto noeli: DPUH 1251, a limb element (right tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Cueva del Túnel, La Salud, which is in a Pleistocene/Holocene cave horizon in Cuba.
  • Tyto neddi: USNM 359240, a limb element (right femur). Its type locality is Rat Pocket, Gun Shop Cliff, Two Foot Bay, which is in a Pleistocene/Holocene cave horizon in Antigua and Barbuda.