Athene cunicularia amaura (Lawrence, 1878:234)

Antiguan burrowing owl



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Speotyto amaura Lawrence, 1878:234 (original combination); Speotyto cunicularia amaura (Lawrence, 1878:234)


Conservation Status

Last record: c.1890 (Marks et al. 1999)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Antigua and Barbuda


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: USNM collection






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