Red Owl / Tyto soumagnei

Red Owl / Tyto soumagnei

Red Owl

SCI Name:  Tyto soumagnei
Protonym:  Heliodilus Soumagnei Compt.Rend. 85 p.1282,note 2
Taxonomy:  Strigiformes / Tytonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  marowl1
Type Locality:  Madagascar.
Publish Year:  1878
IUCN Status:  


(Tytonidae; Ϯ Common Barn Owl T. alba) Gr. τυτω tutō, τυτους tutous  owl, night-owl; the Common Barn Owl is the most widespread owl in the world, although recent work suggests that some of its subspecies, for example in the Americas and in Australasia, should be elevated to specific status; "1. Strix,  2. Tyto B. (Strix Savigny)." (Billberg 1828); "Tyto Billberg, Syn. Faun. Scand., 1, pt. 2, 1828, tab. A.  Type, by monotypy, Strix flammea auct. = Strix alba Scopoli." (Peters 1940, IV, 77).
Synon. Aluco, Dactylostrix, Eustrinx, Flammea, Glaucostrix, Glaux, Glyphidiura, Heliodilus, Hybris, Megastrix, Nyctimene, Scelostrix, Stridula, Strigymnhemipus, Strix.
● (syn. Strix Ϯ Brown Wood Owl S. leptogrammica) "Genus Tyto Heine [Myrtha (!) Bp. 1854]" (Heine 1890).  A purist replacement name.

François Soumagne (?1832-1893) French trader, Vice-Consul in Tamatave, Madagascar 1863-1867, Vice-Consul in Massawa, Abyssinia 1885-1887 (Tyto).