A new barn owl (Aves: Strigidae) from the early Miocene of Germany, with comments on the fossil history of the Tytoninae

Abstract

A previously unknown, very large barn owl,Basityto rummeli is described from the early Miocene of Grafenmühle 21 in Bavaria, Germany. This raises the number of tytonine genera known from the early Miocene to three.Necrobyas is known only from France,Prosybris from France and Austria, andBasityto so far only from Germany. Further taxonomic conclusions are as… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01653335

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