SCOTOPELIA

(Strigidae; Ϯ Pel's Fishing Owl S. peli) Gr. σκοτος skotos  darkness, gloom; specific name Strix peli Bonaparte, 1850 (cf. erroneous “peli (black), referring to large ‘black’ eyes of ... Pel’s Fishing-Owl” (Hockey et al. 2005)); "*112. Scotopelia, Bp.  Permagna: plumae auriculares nullae: tarsi digitique nudi.   Africa occ.   1.   *STRIX PELI, Temm. Mus. Lugd. Figura nulla, ex Ashantee." (Bonaparte 1850); "Scotopelia Bonaparte, Consp. Av., 1, 1850, p. 44. Type, by monotypy, Strix peli Temm. i.e. Bonaparte." (Peters 1940, IV, 123). 
Var. Megapelia.
Synon. Scotoglaux.

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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 www.hbw.com on 24 January 2019).