(syn. Asio Ϯ Marsh Owl A. capensis) Gr. φασμα phasma, φασματος phasmatos  phantom  < φαινω phainō  to appear; πτυγξ ptunx, πτυγγος ptungos  owl; "II. Gen. Otus, Cuv. (1799-1800)  ...  e) Subg. Phasmaptynx, Kp.   7) O. capensis A. Sm., Ill. S.-Africa Zool. pl. 67" (Kaup 1848).   Var. Phasmoptynx, Phasmatoptynx.

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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 21 February 2020).