(Strigidae; Ϯ Long-eared Owl A. otus) "Asio. Genus 11.  ...  Moyen Duc  ...  ASIO  ...  On le trouve le plus souvent sur les montagnes & les endroits élèves" (Brisson 1760): based on "Asio" and "Otus" of Gessner 1555, and many other references; "Asio Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 28. Type, by tautonymy, Asio Brisson = Strix otus Linné." (Peters 1940, IV, 167).
Var. Azio.
Synon. Ascalaphus, Brachyotus, Nisuella, Noctua, Nudipedes, Nyctalops, Phasmaptynx, Rhinoptynx, Rhinostrix.
● (syn. Bubo Ϯ Great Eagle Owl B. bubo) "ASIO, Antiq. Horned Owls.  Head large, furnished with a double crest or egrets. Ears and facial disk moderate, and the latter not always perfect. Ears without an operculum. Bill short, with the upper mandible sometimes festooned  ...  A. bubo" (Swainson 1837).

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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 24 February 2020).