Javan Owlet / Glaucidium castanopterum

Javan Owlet / Glaucidium castanopterum

Javan Owlet

SCI Name:  Glaucidium castanopterum
Protonym:  Strix castanoptera Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1), 13 p.140
Category:  Strigiformes / Strigidae /
Taxonomy Code:  javowl1
Type Locality:  Java.
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Publish Year:  1821
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DEFINITIONS

GLAUCIDIUM
(Strigidae; Ϯ Northern Pygmy Owl G. passerinum) Gr. γλαυκιδιον glaukidion  little owl, owlet  < dim. γλαυξ glaux, γλαυκος glaukos  owl; "IV. Fam. Strigidae   ...  Glaucidium: St. nana Tem; passerina Lin. u. a. m." (Boie 1826); "Glaucidium Boie, Isis von Oken, 1826, Bd. 2, col. 970. Type, by subsequent designation, Strix passerina Linné (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 6)." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 127).
Var. Gaucidium.
Synon. Microglaux, Microptynx, Noctua, Nyctipetes, Phalaenopsis, Smithiglaux, Taenioglaux, Taenioptynx.

castanoptera / castanopterum / castanopterus
Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing.
● ex “Chesnut Coucal” of Latham 1822 (syn. Centropus sinensis).