Otus Pennant 1769 (scops owl)

Aves - Strigiformes - Strigidae

Synonym: Scops Savigny 1809

Parent taxon: Strigidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Burney et al. 2008, Carroll 1988, Meijer et al. 2013, Olson 1985, Parmalee 1992 and Walker and Dyke 2006

Sister taxa: Aegolius, Asio, Athene, Bubo, Ciccaba, Glaucidium, Grallistrix, Ketupa, Margarobyas, Mascarenotus, Megascops, Micrathene, Necrobyas, Ninox, Oraristrix, Ornimegalonyx, Sceloglaux, Speotyto, Strigogyps, Strix, Surnia

Subtaxa: Otus frutuosoi Otus guidlayi Otus guildayi Otus lempiji Otus manadensis Otus mauli Otus rutilus Otus scops Otus wintershofensis

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Ecology: volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of France (1 collection), Greece (6), Indonesia (1), Italy (2), Japan (2), Madagascar (3), the Philippines (1), Portugal (4), Spain (2), United States (3: Arizona, Maryland, New Mexico)

• Miocene of Kenya (1)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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