Genus Megascops

Megascops
(Otus)

 

(Kaup) 1848, Isis von Oken, No.41, col.769.

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Megascops kennicottii

Western Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

(Elliot) 1867, Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 19, pages 99-100.

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M. k. aikeni

 

(Brewster) 1891. The Auk, 8, p. 139.

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M. k. bendirei

 

(Brewster) 1882. Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithologists’ Club, 7, p. 31.

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M. k. macfarlanei

 

(Brewster) 1891. The Auk, 8, p. 140.

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M. k. suttoni

 

( Moore) 1941, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 54, pages 154-155

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M. k. vinaceus

 

(Brewster) 1888. The Auk, 5, p. 88.

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M. k. xantusi

 

(Brewster) 1902, Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 41, pages 93-95.

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M. k. yumanensis

 

(A.H. & L.Miller) 1951. Condor, 53, p. 172.

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M. k. cardonensis

 

(Huey) 1926. Auk, 43, p. 360.

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Megascops seductus

Balsas Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

( Moore) 1941, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 54, pages 156-159.

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Megascops cooperi

Pacific Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

(Ridgway) 1878, Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum, 1, pages 116-117.

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Megascops asio

Eastern Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

Linnaeus, Carolis. 1758. Systema Naturae (Syst. Nat.) ed. 10: p. 92.

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M. a. naevius

 

(Gmelin) 1788, Systema Naturae, 1, pt. 1, page 289.

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M. a. floridanus

 

(Ridgway) 1873. Bulletin of the Essex Institute, 5, p. 200.

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M. a. hasbroucki

 

(Ridgeway) 1914. Bulletin of the U.S. National Museum, no. 50, pt.6, page 684 (in key), page 694.

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M. a. maxwelliae

 

(Ridgway) 1877, Field and Forest, Vol. 2, pages 213-214.

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M. a. mccallii

 

(Cassin) 1845. Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America, pt.6, pages 180-181.

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Megascops lambi

Oaxaca Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus, formerly considered a subspecies of Megascops asio

Moore , Robert Thomas, & Marshall, J.T. 1959. Condor 61: p 224, pt. 3.

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Megascops trichopsis

Whiskered Screech Owl, Spotted Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

(Wagler) 1832, Isis von Oken, 25, col. 276-277.

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M. t. aspersus

 

(Brewster) 1888. The Auk, 5, p. 87.

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M. t. mesamericanus

 

(van Rossem) 1932. Transactions of the San Diego Society for Natural History, 7, p. 184.

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Megascops choliba

Tropical Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

(Vieillot) 1817, Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle Appliquee Aux Arts; 1816-1817 (nouv. ed.), 7, page 39.

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M. c. crucigerus

 

(Spix) 1824-25, Avium Species Novae, quas in ltinere per Brasiliam annis, 1817-20, 1, pages 22-23, pl.9 (Juxta flumen Amazonum).

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M. c. decussates

 

(Lichtenstein) 1823, Verzeichniss von Vogein, Conchylien und insecten, Doubletten des zoologischer Museums hiesiger Konigl. Universitat, page 59.

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M. c. duidae

 

(Chapman) 1929, American Museum Novitates, no. 380, pages 7-8.

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M. c. luctisonus

 

(Bangs & Penard) 1921. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 34, p. 89.

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M. c. margaritae

 

(Cory) 1915, Field Museum of Natural History, Publication 182, Ornithological Series, Vol. 1, No. 8, pages 298-299.

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M. c. surutus

 

(Kelso) 1941. Biological Leaflet, 13, p. 1.

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M. c. uruguaiensis

 

(Hekstra) 1982. Bulletin of the Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam, 9, pt. 7, p. 59.

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M. c. wetmorei

 

(Brodkorb) 1937. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 50, p. 33-34.

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Megascops koepckeae

Maria Koepcke's Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

(Hekstra) 1982, Bulletin Zoologisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam, vol.9, no.7, pages 49-63 [p.60 (11.9)].

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Megascops roboratus

Dark-crowned Screech Owl, Peruvian Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

Bangs, Outram, & Noble, Gladwyn Kingsley. 1918. Auk 35: p 448.

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M. r. pacificus

 

(Hekstra) 1982, Bulletin Zoologisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam, vol.9, no.7, pages 49-63 [p.58. (3.18)].

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Megascops clarkii

Bare-shanked Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

(Kelso, L. & E.H. Kelso) 1935, Biological Leaflet No.5.

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Megascops barbarus

Bearded Screech Owl, Bridled Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

(Sclater & Salvin) 1868, Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, pt.1, pages 56-57.

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Megascops ingens

Rufescent Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

(Salvin) 1897, Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 6, page 37.

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M. i. venezuelanus

 

(Phelps & Phelps) 1954, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 67, pages 103-105.

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Megascops colombianus

Colombian Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

(Traylor) 1952, Natural History Miscellanea, The Chicago Academy of Sciences, No. 99, pages 1-4.

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Megascops petersoni

Cinnamon Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

Fitzpatrick, John W., & O’Neill, John Patton. 1986. Wilson Bulletin 98: p 114.

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Megascops marshalli

Cloud Forest Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

Weske, John S., & Terborgh, John. 1981. Auk 98: p 17.

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Megascops watsonii

Northern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

(Cassin) 1849, Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 4 (1848), pages 123-124.

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Megascops usta

Southern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus, formerly considered a southern subspecies of Megascops watsonii, and originally described as Scops

(Sclater) 1858, Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, pt.26, No.355, page 132.

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Megascops guatemalae

Guatemalan Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus, originally described as Scops

Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. 1875. Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum (Cat. Birds Brit. Mus.) 2: p 112, pl. 9.

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M. g. cassini

 

(Ridgway) 1878, Proceedings of the U. S. National Museum, 1, pages 102-103.

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M. g. dacrysistactus

 

(R.T.Moore & J.L.Peters) 1939. The Auk, 56, p. 53.

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M. g. fuscus

 

(R.T.Moore & J.L.Peters) 1939. The Auk, 56, p. 52.

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M. g. hastatus

 

(Ridgway) 1887, Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum, 10, page 268.

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M. g. thompsoni

 

(Cole) 1906. Bulletin of the Museum Comparative Zoology, Harvard College, Cambridge, 50, p. 123-124.

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M. g. tomlini

 

(R.T.Moore) 1937. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 50, p. 65-68.

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Megascops vermiculatus

Vermiculated Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

(Ridgway) 1887. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum, 10, p. 267-268.

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Megascops roraimae

Roraima Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus, Koenig et al. consider this a separate species from both Megascops vermiculatus and Megascops guatemalae

(Salvin) 1897. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 6, p. 38.

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Megascops napensis

Rio Napo Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus, Koenig et al. consider this a separate species from both Megascops vermiculatus and Megascops guatemalae

(Chapman) 1928. American Museum Novitates, no. 332, p. 3-5.

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Megascops hoyi

Montane Forest Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

König, Claus, & Straneck, Roberto Juan. 1989. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde., Serie A, Biologie (Stutt. Beitr. Naturk.) 428: p 4.

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Megascops atricapilla

Black-capped Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus, species sometimes spelled atricapillus

Temminck, Coenraad Jacob & Laugier de Chartrouse, (Baron) Meiffren. 1822. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseau pour servir de suite et de complément aux planches enluminées de Buffon, livraison 25, pl. 145.

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Megascops sanctaecatarina

Long-tufted Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

Salvin, Osbert. 1897. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club (BBOC) 6: p 37.

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Megascops nudipes

Puerto Rican Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

Daudin, Francois Marie. 1800. Traité élémentaire et complet d'Ornithologie, ou histoire naturelle des Oiseaux [Traité d'Orn.], 2, p. 199.

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M. n. newtoni

 

( Lawrence) 1860. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History, New York Academy of Sciences, 7, p. 259.

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Megascops albogularis

White-throated Screech Owl
Formerly in genus Otus

Cassin, John. 1849. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia (Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia) 4 (1848): p 124.

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M. a. macabrum

 

(Bonaparte) 1850. Conspectus Generum Avium, 1, p. 53.

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M. a. meridensis

 

(Chapman) 1923. American Museum Novitates, no.67, p. 1.

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M. a. obscurus

 

(Phelps & Phelps Jnr.) 1953. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 66, p. 128.

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M. a. remotus

 

(Bond & Meyer de Schauensee) 1941. Notulae Naturae, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 93, p. 3.

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M. a. aequatorialis

 

(Chapman) 1922. American Museum Novitates, no. 31, p. 4.

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