Nyctalops

(syn. Asio Ϯ Stygian Owl A. stygius) Genus Nyctala Brehm, 1828, owl; Gr. ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  countenance; "1. Genus. Nyctalops. (Gen. nov.)  Character generis Oti Cuv., exclusis digitis totis nudis; remex 2da omnium longissima.   N. stygius Wagl. (Spec. nov.)  ...  Habitat in Brasilia sive in Africa meridionali" (Wagler 1832).

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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 13 December 2018).