Ashy-faced Owl / Tyto glaucops

Ashy-faced Owl / Tyto glaucops

Ashy-faced Owl

SCI Name:  Tyto glaucops
Protonym:  Strix glaucops Contrib.Orn.[Jardine] 6 p.118
Category:  Strigiformes / Tytonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  asfowl1
Type Locality:  Jamaica, error = Hispaniola.
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Publish Year:  1853
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DEFINITIONS

TYTO
(Tytonidae; Ϯ Common Barn Owl T. alba) Gr. τυτω tutō, τυτους tutous  owl, night-owl; the Common Barn Owl is the most widespread owl in the world, although recent work suggests that some of its subspecies, for example in the Americas and in Australasia, should be elevated to specific status; "1. Strix,  2. Tyto B. (Strix Savigny)." (Billberg 1828); "Tyto Billberg, Syn. Faun. Scand., 1, pt. 2, 1828, tab. A.  Type, by monotypy, Strix flammea auct. = Strix alba Scopoli." (Peters 1940, IV, 77).
Synon. Aluco, Dactylostrix, Eustrinx, Flammea, Glaucostrix, Glaux, Glyphidiura, Heliodilus, Hybris, Megastrix, Nyctimene, Scelostrix, Stridula, Strigymnhemipus, Strix.
● (syn. Strix Ϯ Brown Wood Owl S. leptogrammica) "Genus Tyto Heine [Myrtha (!) Bp. 1854]" (Heine 1890).  A purist replacement name.

glaucops
Gr. γλαυκος glaukos  blue-grey, glaucous; ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  face, countenance (cf. γλαυκωψ glaukōps, γλαυκωπος glaukōpos  with gleaming eyes).