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Systematics and distribution of the giant fossil barn owls of the West Indies (Aves: Strigiformes: Tytonidae)

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dc.contributor.author Suárez, William en
dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-26T12:12:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-26T12:12:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Suárez, William and Olson, Storrs L. 2015. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F27475">Systematics and distribution of the giant fossil barn owls of the West Indies (Aves: Strigiformes: Tytonidae)</a>." <em>Zootaxa</em>. 4020 (3):533&ndash;553. <a href="https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4020.3.7">https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4020.3.7</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-5326
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/27475
dc.description.abstract After reviewing the systematics and distribution of the extinct West Indian taxa of Tytonidae (Tyto) larger than the living barn owl Tyto alba (Scopoli), we reached the following conclusions: (1) the species T. ostologa Wetmore (1922) is the only giant barn owl known so far from Hispaniola; (2) T. pollens Wetmore (1937) was a somewhat larger and even more robust representative of T. ostologa known from the Great Bahama Bank and Cuba; (3) the very rare species T. riveroi Arredondo (1972b) is here synonymized with T. pollens; (4) the smallest taxon of these giant barn owls is T. noeli Arredondo (1972a), which is widespread and abundant in Quaternary deposits of Cuba and is here reported for the first time from two cave deposits in Jamaica; (5) the only large barn owl named so far from the Lesser Antilles is T. neddi Steadman &amp; Hilgartner (1999), which is here synonymized with T. noeli; (6) a new taxon from Cuba, T. cravesae new species, which in size approached the linear dimensions of T. ostologa, is named and described herein. en
dc.relation.ispartof Zootaxa en
dc.title Systematics and distribution of the giant fossil barn owls of the West Indies (Aves: Strigiformes: Tytonidae) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 137565
dc.identifier.doi 10.11646/zootaxa.4020.3.7
rft.jtitle Zootaxa
rft.volume 4020
rft.issue 3
rft.spage 533
rft.epage 553
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 533
dc.citation.epage 553


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