Mascarenotus grucheti


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mascarenotus grucheti
Species Authority: Mourer-Chauviré, Bour, Moutou & Ribes, 1994
Common Name(s):
English Reunion Owl, Réunion Owl

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Symes, A. & Butchart, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S.
This species formerly occurred on the island of Réunion. It was probably driven Extinct after the island was colonised in the early 17th century, as a result of habitat loss, hunting or predation by invasive species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Mascarenotus grucheti is only known from fossils (Cowles 1987) found on Réunion (to France) (Mourer-Chauviré et al. 1994), and presumably became extinct soon after the island's colonisation in the early 17th century.

Regionally extinct:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Nothing is known, though it is likely to have been a forest species.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Hunting, deforestation and the depredations of introduced predators may all be implicated in its decline.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Mascarenotus grucheti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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