Mascarene owls

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Mascarene owls
Temporal range: Holocene
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Mascarenotus sauzieri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Mascarenotus

Mascarenotus grucheti
Mascarenotus murivorus
Mascarenotus sauzieri

The Mascarene owls were those belonging to the genus Mascarenotus. They were restricted to islands in the Indian Ocean. All three species, the Réunion owl, Mauritius owl, and Rodrigues owl, are now extinct.[1]


  1. ^ Turvey, Sam (2009). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-19-953509-5.