Saturday, July 30, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Fossil of extinct owl discovered in Madeira


Posted on Wednesday, 28 March, 2012 | Comment icon 1 comment | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: USGS

 
By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

Scientists describe how the scops owl species flourished but was driven to extinction by humans.

A group of international scientists is studying the discovery which was made by a German researcher, their work has revealed that the fossils belong to a previously unknown species of scops owl native to the Portuguese island of Madeira that eventually became extinct as humans moved there from the mainland.

"An international team of scientists, including some from Majorca and the Canary Islands, have described a new type of fossil scops owl, the first extinct bird on the archipelago of Madeira (Portugal)."

  View: Full article |  Source: Science Daily

  Discuss: View comments (1)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Lady Llayne on 11 April, 2012, 13:34
Wow, I think that is amazing. Pity that man, cocked it up though....




Please Login or Register to post a comment.




  On the forums
How much would the Enterprise cost to run ?
7-30-2016
An engineering firm has attempted to calculate how much Captain Kirk's ship would actually cost to run.
Mammoth cloning attempt in 'initial stages'
7-30-2016
Russian and Korean scientists have made an important first step towards creating a live woolly mammoth.
Norway is planning to give Finland a mountain
7-30-2016
The summit of Mount Halti could be gifted to Finland to celebrate 100 years of independence from Russia.
Cheese discovered in 340-year-old shipwreck
7-29-2016
A container of foul-smelling cheese has been recovered from the site of a sunken 17th-century gunship.
Other news in this category
Mysterious purple sphere found on sea floor
Posted 7-28-2016 | 11 comments
A remote-operated deep-sea exploration vehicle has discovered a peculiar purple orb underneath a rock....
 
White whale Migaloo spotted near Queensland
Posted 7-27-2016 | 11 comments
Migaloo, one of only four known white humpbacks in existence, has surfaced once again near Australia....
 
Cockroach milk: the future's health drink ?
Posted 7-26-2016 | 48 comments
New research suggests that cockroaches produce milk that is three times more nutritious than cow's milk....
 
Ducks much smarter than previously thought
Posted 7-18-2016 | 7 comments
Ducks and other birds may possess far greater cognitive abilities than anyone had ever realized....
 
Wonders abound in the world's deepest abyss
Posted 7-16-2016 | 5 comments
The Okeanos Explorer vessel has revealed an undersea realm filled with weird and wonderful life forms....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ