Bare-shanked Screech-Owl / Megascops clarkii

Bare-shanked Screech-Owl / Megascops clarkii

Bare-shanked Screech-Owl

SCI Name:  Megascops clarkii
Protonym:  Otus clarkii Biol.Leaflet no.5
Category:  Strigiformes / Strigidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bssowl
Type Locality:  Calobre, Panama.
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Publish Year:  1935
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

MEGASCOPS
(Strigidae; Ϯ Eastern Screech Owl M. asio) Gr. μεγας megas, μεγαλη  megalē  great; genus Scops Brünnich, 1772, owl. "5tes Subgenus. Megascops, Kp., Asiones, Schleg.  Schnabel vorgestreckt. Flügel kurz und stumpf. 1ste Schwinge so lang wie die 10te. 1ste bis 5te Schwinge an der Aussen- und Innenfahne deutlich ausgeschnitten. Fusswurzel befiedert. Zehen meist vollständig nackt.   8. Scops asio, Gr. Less." (Kaup 1851). The Eastern Screech Owl and its New World congeners were formerly placed in the genus Scops (= Otus).   
Synon. Athene, Gymnasio, Pseudociccaba.

clarkii
● Lt. John Henry Clark (1830-1885) US zoologist on US/Mexican Boundary Survey 1850-1855, mathematician, collector (Aechmophorus).
● Revd. Harry M. Clark (fl. 1917) US minister who befriended and encouraged Leon Kelso in ornithology (Megascops).