Fifty percent majority-rule consensus tree resulting from the mixed-model analyses of the concatenated data set (14 partitions, arithmetic mean, -ln = 32195.91). Values close to nodes represent MP bootstrap percentages and BI posterior probabilities. Note the occurrence of color morphs in most of the Otus sensu stricto species. Colors for Otus taxa names refer to geographic distribution (green: South-East Asia, red: Africa and Blue: Indian Ocean Islands). The genera Ptilopsis (African White-faced Owl) and Megascops (New World Screech Owls) refer to taxa that were previously included in Otus. Species between quotes indicate samples for which geographic origin is unknown (captive individuals). The branch length of the outgroup (Tyto alba) was reduced by a scale of two for graphical purpose. Pictures were modified from .