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Mascarenotus sauzieri - Mauritius Owl
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Description

Scientific Name

Mascarenotus sauzieri

English Name

Mauritius Owl

Local English Name

 

French Name

 

Local French Name

 

Creole Name

 

Habitat

Terrestrial

Geographic Range

Mauritius

Status

Extinct - Last mention 1859

fossil specimens in London and Paris

First Description

Newton & Gadow, 1893

 
Classification

Kingdom
Phylum
Sub phylum
Class
Sub class
Super order
Order
Family
Sub-Family
Genus
Species

Animalia
Chordata
Vertebrata
Aves


Strigiformes
Strigiidae


Mascarenotus sauzieri
Strix newtoni sauzeri

 

Mauritius Owl Mascarenotus sauzieri is only known from subfossil bones from Mauritius, and was described and sketched by a number of early travelers. Desjardins reported that it was fairly common in the island's woods even as late as the 1830s, but his 1837 reports were the last, and Clark specifically wrote that it was extinct in 1859. Taxonomy Rothschild's Strix newtoni is a synonym, as is Otus commersoni.

. . .
. Extinct Birds

Index
Dodo
Blue Pigeon
Broad-billed Parrot
Grey Parrot
Mascarene Coot
Mauritian Duck
Mauritius Owl
Mascarene Swan
Mauritius Night Heron
Red Rail
Bourbon Crested Starling

Rodrigues Solitaire
Rodrigues Night Heron
Rodrigues Little Owl
Rodrigues Owl
Newton's Parakeet
Rodrigues Parrot
Rodrigues Pigeon
Rodrigues Rail
Rodrigues Starling

 

. . .
. References

1. Cheke (1987).
2. Mourer-Chauviréet al. (1994).
3. Rothschild (1907).

 

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. Links

IUCN Red List
Birdlife International

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