(?syn. Bubo) No expl. (Rafinesque 1815, Analyse, 69, where placed in Rapacea, sub-family Ornyctia, between Pteropogon and Bubo). L. bubo, bubonis  eagle owl; otus  small eared owl  < Gr. ωτος ōtos  eared owl.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 14 December 2018).