Order Strigiformes Wagler 1830 (owl)

Aves - Strigiformes

Parent taxon: Falconimorphae according to B. C. Livezey and R. L. Zusi 2007

See also Carroll 1988, Guthrie 1992, Parmalee 1992 and Wetmore 1960

Sister taxon: Falconiformes

Subtaxa: Bubonidae Heterostrigidae Ogygoptyngidae Protostrigidae Sophiornithidae Strigidae Tytonidae

View classification

Ecology: volant carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (2 collections), Australia (6), the Bahamas (8), Belgium (1), Bermuda (1), the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Cuba (5), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (2), Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (1), France (1), Greece (20), Haiti (2), Hungary (3), Indonesia (7), Italy (13), Jamaica (1), Japan (3), Madagascar (3), Malaysia (5), Mauritius (7), Mexico (2), Monaco (1), New Caledonia (6), New Zealand (6), Niue (7), Papua New Guinea (3), Peru (1), the Philippines (1), Portugal (5), Reunion (4), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (3), the Seychelles (1), South Africa (2), Spain (8), Sudan (1), Tanzania (1), Tonga (1), the United Kingdom (11), United States (84: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Italy (2), South Africa (1), Spain (2)

• Pliocene of Hungary (2), Morocco (1), Spain (3), Tanzania (2), Ukraine (1)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of Ukraine (1)

• Miocene of Hungary (1), Italy (1), Kenya (2), the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (1), Ukraine (1), United States (1: South Dakota)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), Germany (1), Mongolia (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1), Mongolia (1), United States (5: California, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of France (2), Germany (1), United States (1: Colorado)

Total: 284 collections including 461 occurrences

Show more details