Koepcke’s Screech-Owl / Megascops koepckeae

Koepcke\'s Screech-Owl / Megascops koepckeae

Koepcke's Screech-Owl

SCI Name:  Megascops koepckeae
Protonym:  Otus choliba koepckeae Bull.Zool.Mus.Chiv. 9 p.49-63
Category:  Strigiformes / Strigidae /
Taxonomy Code:  koesco1
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Publish Year:  1982
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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.

koepckeae
Maria Emilia Ana Koepcke née von Mikulicz-Radecki (1924-1971) German ornithologist in Peru 1949-1971, explorer, collector (Cacicus, Megascops, Pauxi, Phaethornis, subsp. Rhodopis vesper, Thinocorus).

SUBSPECIES

Koepcke's Screech-Owl (Koepcke's)
SCI Name: Megascops koepckeae koepckeae
koepckeae
Maria Emilia Ana Koepcke née von Mikulicz-Radecki (1924-1971) German ornithologist in Peru 1949-1971, explorer, collector (Cacicus, Megascops, Pauxi, Phaethornis, subsp. Rhodopis vesper, Thinocorus).

Koepcke's Screech-Owl (Apurimac)
SCI Name: Megascops koepckeae hockingi
hockingi
Dr Peter 'Pedro' Joseph Hocking (b. 1938) US/Peruvian ornithologist, zoologist, missionary founder of Segadores, collector (subsp. Megascops koepckeae, syn. Psittacara mitratus).