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Athene Scopoli 1769 (true owl)

Reptilia - Strigiformes - Strigidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 94499

Alternative spelling: Strix (Athene)

Synonym: Carine Kaup (taxon 370906)

Parent taxon: Strigidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Aegolius, Asio, Bubo, Ciccaba, Cryptoglaux, Glaucidium, Grallistrix, Ieraglaucinae, Ketupa, Margarobyas, Mascarenotus, Megascops, Micrathene, Necrobyas, Ninox, Oraristrix, Ornimegalonyx, Otus, Sceloglaux, Speotyto, Striginae, Strigogyps, Strix, Surnia, Surniinae

Subtaxa: Athene cretensis, Athene cunicularia, Athene noctua, Athene veta

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Ecology: volant carnivore-insectivore