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Gymnoglaux  Cabanis, 1855
Taxonomic Serial No.: 686642

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Megascops Kaup, 1848
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2018   

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.08.07, website (version 07-Aug-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: "Zoonomen Nomenclatural data" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Gymnoglaux   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Olson, Storrs L., and William Suárez  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: A new generic name for the Cuban Bare-legged Owl Gymnoglaux lawrencii, Sclater and Salvin   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, vol. 1960   
  Page(s): 67-68   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5334   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Gymnoglaux   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: According to a careful nomenclatural analysis by Olson and Suárez (2008), Gymnoglaux is a junior synonym of Gymnasio, as both are based on the same species name (Strix nudipes Daudin 1800), contrary to a number of prior works. Since that species is now recognized as the Puerto Rican Screech Owl, Megascops nudipes (Daudin 1800), both generic names are junior synonyms of Megascops Kaup 1848. They then published a new genus, Margarobyas, for the Cuban species  



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