(syn. Athene Ϯ Burrowing Owl A. cunicularia) Portmanteau of specific combination Strix cunicularia "Linnaeus"; "82e  Genre: CUNISTRIX, Lesson; Strix, Vieill.; Bonap.; Nyctipetes, Sw.; Athene, Boie, Cabourés, Lest. Comp, 2, 165 (1837) hab. l'Amérique.  -  316: Cunistrix Cunicularia, Lesson. Strix Cunicularia, L." (Lesson 1843).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 16 January 2019).