Otus

Rando, Juan Carlos, Pieper, Harald, Alcover, Josep Antoni & Olson, Storrs L., 2012, A new species of extinct fossil scops owl (Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae: Otus) from the Archipelago of Madeira (North Atlantic Ocean), Zootaxa 3182, pp. 29-42: 37

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.209430

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5631916

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D55087D3-FFD8-FFE7-60CF-FA96178EF87E

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Plazi

scientific name

Otus
status

 

Otus   cf. O. mauli  

The Porto Santo Scops   Owl ( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 )

Due to fragmentation and poor preservation, it is impossible to refer the bones of Otus   from Porto Santo to O. mauli   with any degree of confidence. Nevertheless, as in the Madeiran Otus mauli   , the wing bones are similar in size to O. scops   , whereas the hindlimb bones are longer, roughly similar in size or slightly smaller than those of the Madeiran species. Thus, they clearly represent either Otus mauli   or a close relative, and thus are listed here as Otus cf. mauli   . The material from Porto Santo consists of (localities and collection dates indicated; Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ): MMF 41646 View Materials , damaged left ulna with the proximal end broken and the distal end slightly broken (Porto dos Frades, 21 Sep 1985); MMF 41647 View Materials , left humerus with the proximal end broken and epicondylus dorsalis and condylus ventralis humeri slightly damaged (Fonte da Areia, 20 Sep 1985); DZUL 3056, fragment of diaphysis of a right tibiotarsus (Fonte da Areia, 20 Sep 1985); MMF 41648 View Materials , left tarsometatarsus with distal articulation broken and crista medialis hypotarsi and crista hypotarsi broken (Porto dos Frades, 14 Apr 1984); MMF 41649 View Materials , small proximal fragment of a left radius (Porto dos Frades, 21 Sep 1986); MMF 41650 View Materials , right scapula with the acromion slightly eroded and the extremitas caudalis broken (Porto dos Frades, 22 Sep 1989); MMF 41651 View Materials , fragment of diaphysis of a right humerus (Porto dos Frades, 18 May 1992).

MMF

Museu Municipal do Funchal

DZUL

Departamento de Zoologia, Universidad de La Laguna

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Strigiformes

Family

Strigidae