Puerto Rican Screech-Owl / Megascops nudipes

Puerto Rican Screech-Owl / Megascops nudipes

Puerto Rican Screech-Owl

SCI Name:  Megascops nudipes
Protonym:  Strix nudipes TraitedOrn.[Daudin] 2 p.199
Category:  Strigiformes / Strigidae /
Taxonomy Code:  prsowl
Type Locality:  Puerto Rico.
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Publish Year:  1800
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.

nudipes
L. nudipes, nudipedis  bare-footed  < nudus  bare; pes, pedis  foot  < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.
● ex “Grand Duc déchaussé” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Bubo bubo).

SUBSPECIES

Puerto Rican Screech-Owl (nudipes)
SCI Name: Megascops nudipes nudipes
nudipes
L. nudipes, nudipedis  bare-footed  < nudus  bare; pes, pedis  foot  < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.
● ex “Grand Duc déchaussé” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Bubo bubo).

Puerto Rican Screech-Owl (newtoni)
SCI Name: Megascops nudipes newtoni
newtoni
● Sir Edward Newton (1832-1897) British colonial administrator, assistant colonial secretary on Mauritius 1859-1877, naturalist, collector in Madagascar 1861-1862 and the Seychelles 1866 (Acrocephalus, Falco, Lalage, ‡syn. Mascarenotus sauzieri).
● Col. Francisco Xavier O'Kelly de Aguilar Azeredo Newton (1864-1909) Portuguese botanist, collector in tropical Africa and the East Indies (subsp. Cisticola subruficapilla, Lanius, syn. Terpsiphone rufiventer smithii).
● Prof. Alfred Newton (1829-1907) British ornithologist (subsp. Coereba flaveola, Genyornis, subsp. Paroreomyza montana, subsp. Parus major, syn. Phylloscopus chloronotus).
● Prof. Alfred Newton (1829-1907) British ornithologist and his brother Sir Edward Newton (1832-1897) (‡subsp. Megascops nudipes).
● Robert Newton (1908-1983) British colonial administrator in the Cameroons 1931-1937 and Mauritius 1955-1961 (subsp. Riparia paludicola).