(syn. Asio Ϯ Long-eared Owl A. otus) Gr. ασκαλαφος askalaphos  bird mentioned by Aristotle, usually identified as a sort of owl; "Ascalaphus auritus, Long-eared Owl.   Ascalaphus subauritus, Short-eared Owl." (Morris 1837) (OD per Björn Bergenholtz).

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Jobling, J. A. (2020). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2020). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 28 February 2020).