Snawy Houlet

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Snawy Houlet
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Female
Bubo scandiacus (Linnaeus, 1758) Male.jpg
Male
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Faimily: Strigidae
Genus: Bubo
Species: B. scandiacus
Binomial name
Bubo scandiacus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Cypron-Range Bubo scandiacus.svg

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Synonyms

Strix scandiaca Linnaeus, 1758
Nyctea Scandiaca Stephens, 1826

The Snawy Houlet (Bubo scandiacus) is a lairge houlet o the typical houlet faimily Strigidae. The Snawy Houlet wis first classified in 1758 bi Carolus Linnaeus, the Swadish naturalist who developed binomial nomenclature tae classify an organize plants an ainimals. Till recently, it wis regardit as the sole member o a distinct genus, as Nyctea scandiaca, but mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data (Olsen et al. 2002) shaws that it is very closely relatit tae the horned houlets in the genus Bubo. The Snawy Houlet is the offeecial bird o the Canadian province o Quebec.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BirdLife International (2009). "Nyctea scandiaca". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 2009-01-27.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.

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