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genus

Otus Pennant, 1769

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Strigiformes - owls »  family Strigidae - owls

Scientific synonyms

Mascarenotus Mourer-Chauviré, Bour, Moutou & Ribes, 1994
Mimizuku Hachisuka, 1934
Pyrroglaux Yamashina, 1938
Scopus Oken, 1817 nec Brisson, 1760

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Included taxa

Number of records: 60

species Otus alius Rasmussen, 1998 - Nicobar Scops Owl
species Otus angelinae (Finsch, 1912) - Javan Scops Owl
species Otus bakkamoena Pennant, 1769 - Indian Scops-Owl

Otus bakkamoena

species Otus balli (Hume, 1873) - Andaman Scops Owl
species Otus beccarii (Salvadori, 1876) - Biak Scops Owl
species Otus brookii (Sharpe, 1892) - Rajah Scops Owl
species Otus brucei (Hume, 1872) - Pallid Scops Owl

Otus brucei

species Otus capnodes (Gurney, 1889) - Anjouan Scops Owl
species Otus collari Lambert & Rasmussen, 1998 - Sangihe Scops Owl
species Otus cyprius (Madarász, 1901) - Cyprus Scops Owl

Otus cyprius

species Otus elegans (Cassin, 1852) - Ryukyu Scops Owl
species Otus enganensis Riley, 1927 - Enggano Scops Owl
species Otus everetti (Tweeddale, 1879) - Everett's Scops Owl
species Otus feae (Salvadori, 1903)
species Otus fuliginosus (Sharpe, 1888) - Palawan Scops Owl
species Otus grucheti (Mourer-Chauviré, Bour, Moutou & Ribes, 1994) - Réunion Owl
species Otus gurneyi (Tweeddale, 1879) - Mindanao Eagle Owl
species Otus hartlaubi (Giebel, 1872) - Sao Tome Scops Owl
species Otus icterorhynchus (Shelley, 1873) - Sandy Scops Owl
species Otus insularis (Tristram, 1880) - Seychelles Scops Owl
species Otus ireneae Ripley, 1966 - Sokoke Scops Owl
species Otus jolandae Sangster, King, Verbelen & Trainor, 2013 - Rinjani Scops owl
species Otus lempiji (Horsfield, 1821) - Sunda Scops Owl

Otus lempiji

species Otus lettia (Hodgson, 1836) - Collared Scops-Owl
species Otus longicornis (Ogilvie-Grant, 1894) - Luzon Scops Owl
species Otus madagascariensis (A. Grandidier, 1867) - Torotoroka Scops Owl

Otus madagascariensis

species Otus magicus (S. Müller, 1841) - Moluccan Scops Owl
species Otus manadensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830) - Sulawesi Scops Owl
species Otus mantananensis (Sharpe, 1892) - Mantanani Scops Owl
species Otus mayottensis Benson, 1960 - Mayotte Scops Owl
species Otus megalotis (Walden, 1875) - Philippine Scops Owl
species Otus mentawi Chasen & Kloss, 1926 - Mentawai Scops Owl
species Otus mindorensis (J. Whitehead, 1899) - Mindoro Scops Owl
species Otus mirus Ripley & Rabor, 1968 - Mindanao Scops Owl
species Otus moheliensis Lafontaine & Moulaert, 1998 - Moheli Scops Owl
species Otus murivorus (Milne-Edwards, 1873) - Rodrigues Owl
species Otus nigrorum Rand, 1950 - Negros Scops Owl
species Otus pamelae Bates, 1937 - Arabian Scops Owl
species Otus pauliani Benson, 1960 - Comoro Scops Owl
species Otus pembaensis Pakenham, 1937 - Pemba Scops Owl
species Otus podarginus (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1872) - Palau Owl
species Otus rufescens (Horsfield, 1821) - Reddish Scops Owl
species Otus rutilus (Pucheran, 1849) - Malagasy Scops Owl
species Otus sagittatus (Cassin, 1849) - White-fronted Scops Owl
species Otus sauzieri (Newton & Gadow, 1893) - Mauritius Owl
species Otus scops (Linnaeus, 1758) - Scops Owl

Otus scops

species Otus semitorques Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 - Japanese Scops Owl
species Otus senegalensis (Swainson, 1837) - African Scops Owl
species Otus siaoensis (Schlegel, 1873) - Siau Scops Owl
species Otus silvicola (Wallace, 1864) - Wallace's Scops Owl
species Otus socotranus (Ogilvie-Grant & Forbes, 1899) - Socotra Scops Owl
species Otus spilocephalus (Blyth, 1846) - Mountain Scops Owl
species Otus sulaensis (Hartert, 1898) - Sula Scops Owl
species Otus sunia (Hodgson, 1836) - Oriental Scops Owl

Otus sunia

species Otus thilohoffmanni Warakagoda & Rasmussen, 2004 - Serendib Scops-Owl
species Otus umbra (Richmond, 1903) - Simeulue Scops Owl

Fossil taxa

species Otus frutuosoi Rando, Alcover, Olson & Pieper, 2013
species Otus guildayi Brodkorb & Mourer-Chauviré, 1984
species Otus mauli Rando, Pieper, Alcover & Olson, 2012
species Otus wintershofensis Ballmann, 1969

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1015364]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Mascarenotus Mourer-Chauviré, Bour, Moutou & Ribes, 1994]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1017067]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Mimizuku Hachisuka, 1934]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1030785]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Pyrroglaux Yamashina, 1938]
Data retrieved on: 8 December 2019
EN F. Gill, D. Donsker & P. Rasmussen (eds): IOC World Bird List 10.2 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Pyrroglaux Yamashina, 1938]
Data retrieved on: 1 August 2020
EN F. Gill, D. Donsker & P. Rasmussen (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Otus Pennant, 1769]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021

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