Bubo osvaldoi


Bubo osvaldoi, also known as the Cuban horned owl, is an extinct species of horned owl from Pleistocene of Cuba.[1]

Bubo osvaldoi
Temporal range: Pleistocene
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Bubo
B. osvaldoi
Binomial name
Bubo osvaldoi
Arredondo & Olson, 1994

It was described by Oscar Arredondo and Storrs L. Olson in 1994 from three bones found in a cave in the Guaniguanico mountain range in Pinar del Río. Analysis of these indicates that the species was larger than any current owl.[2]


  1. ^ Louchart, Antoine (2005). "Integrating the Fossil Record in the Study of Insular Body Size Evolution: Example of Owls (Aves, Strigiformes)" (PDF). Insular Vertebrate Evolution: 161. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  2. ^ Arredondo, Oscar; Olson, Storrs L (1994). "A new species of owl of the genus Bubo from the Pleistocene of Cuba (Aves: Strigiformes)". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 107 (3): 436–444. Retrieved 25 Feb 2017.