Owl Species Citation List: Otus

Tyto | Phodilus | Otus | Megascops | Pyrroglaux | Gymnoglaux | Ptilopsis | Mimizuku | Bubo | Scotopelia | Strix | Jubula | Lophostrix | Pulsatrix | Surnia | Glaucidium | Xenoglaux | Micrathene | Athene | Aegolius | Ninox | Uroglaux | Sceloglaux | Pseudoscops | Asio | Nesasio
Otus Pennant, Thomas. 1769. Indian Zoology (Indn. Zool.), p 3.
Otus sagittatus White-fronted Scops Owl Cassin, John. 1849. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 4 (1848), p. 121-123.
Otus rufescens Reddish Scops Owl, Rufous Scops Owl Horsfield, Thomas. 1821. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 13, pt. 1, Spec 4, p. 140.
O. r. malayensis   (Hachisuka) 1934. The Birds of the Philippine Islands, with notes on the mammal fauna, pt. 3, p. 52, note.
Otus thilohoffmannii Serendib Scops Owl (Warakagoda & Rasmussen) 2004, Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 124, No.2, pages 85 - 105.
Otus icterorhynchus Cinnamon Scops Owl, Sandy Scops Owl Shelley, Capt. George Ernest. 1873. Ibis, 3rd Series, vol. 3: p 138.
O. i. holerythrus  
Otus ireneae Sokoke Scops Owl Ripley, S. Dillon. 1966. Ibis 108: p136.
Otus balli Andaman Scops Owl Hume, Allan Octavian. 1873. Stray Feathers (Str. Feath.) 1: p 407-408.
Otus alfredi Flores Scops Owl Hartert, Ernst Johann Otto. 1897. Novitates Zoologicae (Novit. Zool.; British Museum of Natural History, London) 4: p 527-528.
Otus spilocephalus Mountain Scops Owl, Spotted Scops Owl Blyth, Edward. 1846. The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal) 15: p 8-9
O. s. huttoni   (Hume) 1870, My Scrapbook - Rough Notes on Indian Oology and Ornithology, pt. 1, No. 2, pages 390-393.
O. s. latouchi  
O. s. hambroecki   (Swinhoe) 1870. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 4, no. 6, p. 153.
O. s. siamensis   (Robinson & Kloss) 1922. Journal of the Federation Malay States Museum, 10, p. 261.
O. s. vulpes  
O. s. vandewateri   (Robinson & Kloss) 1916. Journal of the Straits British Royal Asiatic Society, no.73, p. 275-276.
O. s. luciae   (Sharpe) 1888, Ibis, 5th. series, Vol.6, page 478.
Otus brookii Rajah Scops Owl
O. b. solokensis  
Otus angelinae Javan Scops Owl Finsch, Friedrich Hermann Otto. 1912. Ornithologische Monatsberichte, 20, pages 156-159.
Otus mentawi Mentawai Scops Owl Chasen, Frederick Nutter, & Kloss. 1926. Ibis, 12th Series, vol. 2: p 279.
Otus bakkamoena Indian Scops Owl
Formerly grouped with Collared Scops Owl
Pennant, Thomas. 1769. Indian Zoology (Indn. Zool.): p 3, pl. 3.
O. b. plumipes   (Hume) 1870, My Scrapbook - Rough Notes on Indian Oology and Ornithology, pt. 1, No. 2, pages 397-398.
O. b. gangeticus  
O. b. deserticolor  
O. b. marathae  
O. b. condorensis   (Kloss) 1930. Journal of the Siam Society of Natural History Supplement, 8, p. 81-82.
Otus lettia Collared Scops Owl Hodgson, Brian Houghton. 1836, Asiatic Researches, 19, pages 176-177.
O. l. erythrocampe   (Swinhoe) 1874, Ibis, 3rd. series, Vol.4, pages 269-270.
O. l. glabripes   (Swinhoe) 1870. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 4, no. 6, p. 152-153.
O. l. umbratilis   (Swinhoe) 1870, Ibis, New series, Vol.6, page 342 (note).
Otus lempiji Sunda Scops Owl
Originally described as Strix, formerly grouped with Collared Scops
(Horsfield, Thomas). 1821, Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 13, pt. 1, Spec 6, page 140.
O. l. hypnodes   (Deignan) 1950. The Auk, 67, p.196.
O. l. kangeanus   Mayr) 1938. Bulletin of the Raffles Museum, no.14, p. 14.
Otus semitorques Japanese Scops Owl Temminck, Coenraad Jacob, & Schlegel, Hermann. 1844. Fauna Japonica, sive descriptio Animalium, quae in itinere per Japoniam...suscepto, annis 1823-30 collegit, notis, observaionibus et adumbrationibus illustravit P. F. de Sieboldt. Conjunctis studiis C. J. Temminck et H. Schlegel pro Vertebratis atque W. de Haan pro Invertibratis elaborata (FaunaJap. Aves[Sieboldt]): p 24, pl. 8.
O. s. ussuriensis   (Buturlin) 1910, Messager Ornithologique, 1, page 119.
O. s. pryeri   (Gurney) 1889, Ibis, 6th. series, Vol. 1, pages 302-305.
Otus fuliginosus Palawan Scops Owl Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. 1888. Ibis, 5th Series, vol. 6: p 197.
Otus megalotis Philipine Scops Owl, Whitehead's Scops Owl Walden. 1875. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London (Trans. Zool. Soc. London) 9: p 145.
O. m. everetti   (Tweeddale) 1878. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, part 4, p. 942.
O. m. nigrorum   (Rand) 1950, Natural History Miscellanea (The Chicago Academy of Sciences), No. 72, pages 1-5.
Otus silvicola Lesser Sunda Scops Owl, Wallace's Scops Owl (Wallace) 1863, Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, pt.3, pages 487-488.
Otus mirus Mindanao Scops Owl Ripley, S. Dillon, & Rabor, Dioscoro S. 1968. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash.) 81: p 31-33.
Otus longicornis Luzon Scops Owl
Otus mindorensis Mindoro Scops Owl Whitehead, Bret M. 1899. Ibis, 7th Series, vol. 5: p 98-99.
Otus brucei Pallid Scops Owl, Striated Scops Owl, Bruce's Scops Owl Hume, Allan Octavian. 1872. Stray Feathers (Str. Feath.) 1: p 8-10.
O. b. obsoletus   (Cabanis) 1875. Journal fur Ornithologie, 23, p. 126.
O. b. semenowi  
O. b. exiguus   (Mukherjee) 1958. Records of the Indian Museum, Vol. 53, p. 301-302.
Otus senegalensis African Scops Owl
Originally described as Scops
Swainson, William. 1837, The Naturalist's Library, Vol. 11, Ornithology, Birds of Western Africa, Part 1, pages 127-129.
O. s. pamelae  
O. s. feae   (Salvadori) 1903. Memorie della Academia della Scienze di Torino, ser.2, 53, p. 95-96.
O. s. socotranus   (Ogilvie-Grant & Forbes) 1899. Bulletin of the Liverpool Museum, 2, p. 2.
O. s. nivosus   (Keith & Twomey) 1968. Ibis, 110, p. 538-539.
Otus scops Common Scops Owl, Eurasian Scops Owl Linnaeus, Carolis. 1758. Systema Naturae (Syst. Nat.) ed. 10: p 92.
O. s. pulchellus   (Pallas) 1770. Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs, p. 456 (8).
O. s. cyprius  
O. s. turanicus   (Loudon) 1905. Ornithologische Monatsberichte, 13, p. 129-130.
O. s. cycladum   (Tschusi) 1904. Ornithologisches Jahrbuch, 15, p. 104.
O. s. mallorcae   (von Jordans) 1924. Journal fur Ornithologie, 72, p. 407-409.
Otus sunia Oriental Scops Owl
Originally described as Scops
Hodgson, Brian Houghton. 1836, Asiatic Researches, 19, pages 175-176.
O. s. japonicus   (Temminck & Schlegel) 1842. In Siebold, Fauna Japonica, Aves, p. 27, pl. 9.
O. s. malayanus   (Hay) 1847. Madras Journal of Literature and Science, 13, pt. 2, p. 147-148.
O. s. modestus   (Walden) 1874. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 4, no. 13, p. 123-124.
O. s. rufipennis   (Sharpe) 1875. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum, 2, Striges, p. 60.
O. s. stictonotus   (Sharpe) 1875. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum, 2, Striges, p. 54, pl. 3, fig. 2.
O. s. nicobaricus   (Hume) 1877. Stray Feathers, 4, p. 283.
O. s. leggei   (Ticehurst) 1923. Ibis, p. 242. (New name for Scops minuta legge, 1878).
O. s. distans   (Friedmann & Deignan) 1939. Journal of the Washington Academy of Science, 29, p. 287-291.
Otus flammeolus Flammulated Owl Kaup, Johannes Jacob. 1852. In W. Jardine (ed.), Contributions for Ornithology for 1848-52, page 111
Otus magicus Moluccan Scops Owl Muller, Salomon. 1841, Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Overzeesche Bezittingen, pt.4, p. 110
O. m. leucospila   (G.R.Gray) 1861. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London, pt. 28, no. 3 (1860), p. 344.
O. m. albiventris   (Sharpe) 1875. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum, 2, Striges, p. 78, pl. 8, fig. 1.
O. m. morotensis   (Sharpe) 1875. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum, 2, Striges, p. 75, pl. 7, fig. 1.
O. m. bouruensis   (Sharpe) 1875. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum, 2, Striges, p. 73, pl. 7, fig. 2.
O. m. sulaensis   (Hartert) 1898. Novitates Zoologicae, 5 p. 126.
O. m. tempestatis   (Hartert) 1904. Novitates Zoologicae, 11, p. 190-191.
O. m. obira   (Jany) 1955. Journal fur Ornithologie, 96, p. 106.
Otus mantananensis Mantanani Scops Owl
O. m. sibutuensis  
O. m. cuyensis   (McGregor) 1904. Bulletin of the Philippines Museum, no.4, p. 17.
O. m. romblonis   (McGregor) 1905. Bulletin of the Bureau of Government Laboratories, no. 25, p. 12-13.
Otus elegans Ryukyu Scops Owl, Elegant Scops Owl Cassin, John. 1852. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia , 6, p 185-186.
O. e. calayensis   (McGregor) 1904. Bulletin of the Philippines Museum, no. 4, p. 18.
O. e. interpositus   (Kuroda) 1923. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 43, p. 122-123.
O. e. botelensis   (Kuroda) 1928. Tori, vol. 5, no. 25, English text, p. 26-27.
Otus manadensis Celebes Scops Owl, Sulawesi Scops Owl, Magic Scops Owl
O. m. kalidupae   (Hartert) 1903. Novitates Zoologicae, 10, p. 21-22.
O. m. mendeni  
O. m. siaoensis  
Otus collari Sangihe Scops Owl
Otus beccarii Biak island Scops Owl, Beccari Scops Owl Salvadori, Tommaso. 1876. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, 7 (1875), p. 906-907.
Otus insularis Seychelles Scops Owl, Bare-legged Scops Owl Tristram, Henry Baker. 1880. Ibis, 4th Series, vol. 4, p. 458-459.
Otus umbra Mentaur Scops Owl, Simeulue Scops Owl Richmond, Charles Wallace. 1903. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum, 26, p. 494-495.
Otus enganensis Enggano Scops Owl Riley, Joseph Harvey. 1927. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 40, p. 93-94.
Otus alius Nicobar Scops Owl
Otus pembaensis Pemba Scops Owl
Otus pauliani Grand Comoro Scops Owl Benson, Constantine Walter. 1960. Ibis 103B: p 60-66.
Otus capnodes Anjouan Scops Owl Gurney, John Henry. 1889. Ibis, 6th Series, vol. 1, p. 104-107.
Otus moheliensis
Otus rutilus Madagascar Scops Owl, Malagasy Scops Owl
Otus mayottensis Mayotte Scops Owl
Now considered a subspecies of Otus rutilus
Benson, Constantine Walter. 1960. Ibis 103B, p. 60-63.
Otus madagascariensis Torotoroka Scops Owl
Otus hartlaubi Giebel, Christoph, & Gottfried, Andreus. 1872. Thesaurus ornithologiae 1, p. 448.
Tyto | Phodilus | Otus | Megascops | Pyrroglaux | Gymnoglaux | Ptilopsis | Mimizuku | Bubo | Scotopelia | Strix | Jubula | Lophostrix | Pulsatrix | Surnia | Glaucidium | Xenoglaux | Micrathene | Athene | Aegolius | Ninox | Uroglaux | Sceloglaux | Pseudoscops | Asio | Nesasio