Temporal range: Paleocene-Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: ?Strigiformes
Family: Sophiornithidae
Genus: Berruornis
Species: B. orbisantiqui
Binomial name
Berruornis orbisantiqui

Berruornis orbisantiqui was an early fossil owl or owl-like bird recovered from late Paleocene deposits in the region of Reims in northeastern France. It was about the size of a Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo).[1]


  1. Mourer-Chauvire, Cecile (1994). "A Large Owl from the Paleocene of France" (PDF). Palaeontology. 37 (2): 339–48. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
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