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Bubo virginianus wapacuthu  (J. F. Gmelin, 1788)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 177885

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Bubo scandiacus (Linnaeus, 1758)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

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  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Bubo virginianus wapacuthu   
       
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, Richard C., and M. Ralph Browning  
  Publication Date: 1995   
  Article/Chapter Title: Comments on the status of revived old names for some North American birds   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Auk, vol. 112, no. 3   
  Page(s): 633-648   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0004-8038   
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  Reference for: Bubo virginianus wapacuthu   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Browning, M. Ralph, and Richard C. Banks  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title: The identity of Pennant's "Wapacuthu Owl" and the subspecific name of the population of Bubo virginianus from West Hudson Bay   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Journal of Raptor Research, vol. 24, no. 4   
  Page(s): 80-83   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0892-1016   
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  Reference for: Bubo virginianus wapacuthu   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, Edward C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition   
  Page(s): 1039   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-11701-2   
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  Reference for: Bubo virginianus wapacuthu   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Peters, James Lee  
  Publication Date: 1940   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Check-list of Birds of the World, vol. 4   
  Page(s): xii + 291   
  Publisher: Harvard University Press   
  Publication Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA   
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  Reference for: Bubo virginianus wapacuthu   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Peters (1940:111) notes that Strix wapacuthu Gmelin 1788 was based on a description that is a composite of Nyctea scandiaca (now Bubo scandiacus) and Bubo subarcticus (now B. virginianus subarcticus), and treats it as a valid subspecies of B. virginianus. Browning and Banks (1990) note that it was proposed 'for a species separate from what are now Nyctea scandiaca (Snowy Owl) and Bubo virginianus (Great Horned Owl).' Banks and Browning (1995:635) note that 'the basis for the name wapacuthu is indeterminable, but more likely a Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) than the Great Horned Owl that it is applied to' [currently Bubo virginianus subarcticus Hoy 1853]. Bubo subarcticus was proposed by Hoy (1853) and is the next available name for the Great Horned Owl  
 

 

   

 
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