Puerto Rican barn owl

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Puerto Rican barn owl
Tyto cavatica.jpg
Tibiotarsus and tarsometatarsus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Tytonidae
Genus: Tyto
Species: T. cavatica
Binomial name
Tyto cavatica
Wetmore, 1920[1]

The Puerto Rican barn owl (Tyto cavatica) is an extinct species of barn owl that inhabited the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.[1] It is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of the ashy-faced owl, and possibly survived until 1912.


  1. ^ a b Wetmore, Alexander (1920). "Five New Species of Birds from Cave Deposits in Porto Rico". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 33: 77–82.