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Recently changed genus names within the family Typical Owls
 
New name   Vernacular Old name
Megascops kennicottii (Elliot)   1867 Western Screech-Owl Otus kennicottii
Claus König, Friedhelm Weick & Jan-Hendrik Becking,
Owls, A Guide to the Owls of the World, Pica Press, United Kingdom, 1999
 
Megascops asio (Linnaeus)   1758 Eastern Screech-Owl Otus asio Megascops   Kaup  1848
Megascops lambi (Moore & Marshall)   1959 Oaxaca Screech-Owl Otus lambi  
Megascops cooperi (Ridgway)   1878 Pacific Screech-Owl Otus cooperi  
Megascops trichopsis (Wagler)   1832 Whiskered Screech-Owl Otus trichopsis  
Megascops barbarus (Sclater,PL & Salvin)   1868 Santa Barbara Screech-Owl Otus barbarus  
Megascops seductus (Moore,RT)   1941 Balsas Screech-Owl Otus seductus  
Megascops clarkii (Kelso,L & Kelso,EH)   1935 Bare-shanked Screech-Owl Otus clarkii  
Megascops choliba (Vieillot)   1817 Tropical Screech-Owl Otus choliba  
Megascops koepckeae (Hekstra)   1982 Koepcke's Screech-Owl Otus koepckeae  
Megascops roboratus (Bangs & Noble)   1918 West Peruvian Screech-Owl Otus roboratus  
Megascops hoyi (König & Straneck)   1989 Montane Forest Screech-Owl Otus hoyi  
Megascops ingens (Salvin)   1897 Rufescent Screech-Owl Otus ingens  
Megascops marshalli (Weske & Terborgh)   1981 Cloud-forest Screech-Owl Otus marshalli  
Megascops colombianus (Traylor)   1952 Colombian Screech-Owl Otus colombianus  
Megascops petersoni (Fitzpatrick & O'Neill)   1987 Cinnamon Screech-Owl Otus petersoni  
Megascops watsonii (Cassin)   1849 (Northern) Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl Otus watsonii  
Megascops usta (Sclater,PL)   1859 Southern Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl Otus usta  
Megascops atricapillus (Temminck)   1822 Variable Screech-Owl Otus atricapillus  
Megascops sanctaecatarinae (Salvin)   1897 Long-tufted Screech-Owl Otus sanctaecatarinae  
Megascops vermiculatus (Ridgway)   1887 Vermiculated Screech-Owl Otus vermiculatus  
Megascops roraimae (Salvin)   1897 Roraima Screech-Owl Otus roraimae  
Megascops guatemalae (Sharpe)   1875 Middle American Screech-Owl Otus guatemalae  
Megascops napensis (Chapman)   1928 Rio Napo Screech-Owl Otus napensis  
Megascops nudipes (Daudin)   1800 Puerto Rican Screech-Owl Otus nudipes  
Megascops albogularis (Cassin)   1849 White-throated Screech-Owl Otus albogularis  
Pyrroglaux podarginus (Hartlaub & Finsch)   1872 Palau Scops-Owl Otus podarginus Pyrroglaux   Yamashina  1938
Gymnoglaux lawrencii (Sclater & Salvin)   1868 Bare-legged Owl Otus lawrencii Gymnoglaux   Cabanis  1855
Ptilopsis leucotis (Temminck)   1820 Northern White-faced Owl Otus leucotis Ptilopsis   Kaup  1851
Bubo scandiacus (Linnaeus)   1758 Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca
Michael Wink & Petra Heidrich,
Molecular evolution and systematics of the Owls (Strigiformes)
in Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World, Pica Press, 1999
 
Bubo ketupu (Horsfield)   1821 Buffy Fish-Owl Ketupa ketupu
Bubo flavipes (Hodgson)   1836 Tawny Fish-Owl Ketupa flavipes  
Bubo blakistoni (Seebohm)   1884 Blakiston's Fish-Owl Ketupa blakistoni  
Bubo zeylonensis (Gmelin)   1788 Brown Fish-Owl Ketupa zeylonensis  
Athene cunicularia (Molina)   1782 Burrowing Owl Speotyto cunicularia  
Pseudoscops clamator (Vieillot)   1808 Striped Owl Asio clamator

S.L. Olson,
The genera of owls in the Asioninae
Bulletin B.O.C. 115, 1 (1995): 35-39
 
 
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