Rivero's barn owl
Rivero's barn owl (Tyto riveroi) is an extinct species of barn owl that was very large — bigger than any extant barn owl species, and possibly larger than any known owl alive today. It is thought to have been nearly as large as (but probably not as tall as) another extinct gigantic owl, Ornimegalonyx. Suárez and Olson demoted T. riveroi as a junior synonym of Tyto pollens in 2015.
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Temporal range: Pleistocene
- Arredondo, Oscar (December 1972). "Especie Nueva de Lechuza Gigante (Strigiformes: Tytonidae) del Pleistoceno Cubano" (PDF). Separata del Boletín de la Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales (in Spanish). 30 (124/125): 129–140.
- Arredondo, Oscar. "The Great Predatory Birds of the Pleistocene of Cuba" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology: 169–187. Retrieved 13 July 2017. "Reprinted from: "Collected Papers in Avian Paleontology Honoring the 90th Birthday of Alexander Wetmore," Storrs L. Olson, editor, 21 May 1976"
- Suárez, William; Olson, Storrs L. (2015-09-23). "Systematics and distribution of the giant fossil barn owls of the West Indies (Aves: Strigiformes: Tytonidae)". Zootaxa. 4020 (3): 533. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4020.3.7. ISSN 1175-5334.
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