Jamaican Owl / Pseudoscops grammicus

Jamaican Owl / Pseudoscops grammicus

Jamaican Owl

SCI Name:  Pseudoscops grammicus
Protonym:  Ephialtes grammicus BirdsJamaica p.19,note
Category:  Strigiformes / Strigidae /
Taxonomy Code:  jamowl1
Type Locality:  Tait-Shafton, Jamaica.
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Publish Year:  1847
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DEFINITIONS

PSEUDOSCOPS
(Strigidae; Ϯ Jamaican Owl P. grammicus) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; σκωψ skōps, σκωπος skōpos  scops owl; "II. Gen. Otus, Cuv. (1799-1800).   a) Subg. Pseudoscops, Kp.  (Ephialtes Gosse et Gr.)  1) O. grammicus Goss., E. grammicus Goss. B. of Jamaica p. 19." (Kaup 1848); "Subgenus. Pseudoscops.  Mit kurzen Flügeln. 1ste Schwinge so lang wie die 10te. 1ste bis 4te Schwinge schwach ausgeschnitten. Schnabel gross und vorgestreckt, Zehen nackt und geschuppt.  Otus grammicus, Kp., Ephialtes, Gosse., Otus siguapa, Orb." (Kaup 1851); "Pseudoscops Kaup, Isis von Oken, 1848, col. 769. Type, by monotypy, Ephialtes grammicus Gosse." (Peters 1940, IV, 171).

grammicus
L. grammicus  lettered, lined  < Gr. γραμμικος grammikos  linear  < γραμμη grammē  line  < γραφω graphō  to write.

Grammicus
Gr. γραμμικος grammikos  engraved, inscribed, lined  < γραμμη grammē  line  < γραφω graphō  to write.
• (Bucerotidae; syn. Lophoceros † Congo Pied Hornbill L. fasciatus) "15. GRAMMICUS, Reich. — 37. fasciatus, Shaw. — 38. nasutus, L. — 39? hastatus, Cuv. (Levaill., t. 237.) — 40. limbatus, Rupp." (Bonaparte 1854); "Grammicus "Reich." Bonaparte, 1854, Conspectus Volucrum Anisodactylorum, p. 3 (not of Reichenbach, 1849).  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 149), Buceros fasciatus Shaw, 1812." (JAJ 2021).
• (Bucerotidae; syn. Lophoceros African Grey Hornbill L. nasutus ) Reichenbach's 1849, plate XLIX, labelled Levirostres: Bucerotinae, shows the white ridges on the lower mandible of what appears to be an adult female of this hornbill; "Grammicus Reichenbach, 1849, Avium Systema Naturale, pl. XLIX (no specific names given).  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 84), Buceros poecilorhynchus de La Fresnaye, 1839 = Buceros nasutus Linnaeus, 1766." (JAJ 2021).