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Mascarenotus murivorus - Rodrigues Owl
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Description

Scientific Name

Mascarenotus murivorus

English Name

Rodrigues Owl

Local English Name

 

French Name

 

Local French Name

 

Creole Name

 

Habitat

Terrestrial

Geographic Range

Rodrigues

Status

Extinct - Last mention 1726

First Description

Milne Edwards, 1873

 
Classification

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

Animalia
Chordata
Vertebrata
Aves


Strigiformes
Strigiidae


Mascarenotus murivorus, Bubo legauti

 

Rodrigues Owl Mascarenotus murivorus was described by a number of early travelers (with the last being Tafforet in 1726) as endemic to Rodrigues, Mauritius.

The reports have been corroborated by the discovery of a number of bones, but the species has only recently been assigned to a genus. Taxonomy Rothschild's Bubo legauti is presumably a synonym of this species.

. . .
. 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

 

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. References

BirdLife International 2003 BirdLife's online World Bird Database: the site for bird conservation. Version 2.0. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. Available: http://www.birdlife.org (accessed 1/9/2003)

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

 

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IUCN Red List
Birdlife International

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