Otus je rod sov, ki pripadajo družini pravih sov (Strigidae). Znanih je približno 45 vrste. Občasno prepoznavajo nove primerke, vsakih nekaj let, še posebej v Indoneziji, pa še vedno odkrivajo še neznane vrste.

Otus
Otus scops ab cropped.png
veliki skovik, Otus scops
Znanstvena klasifikacija
Kraljestvo: Animalia (živali)
Deblo: Chordata (strunarji)
Razred: Aves (ptiči)
Red: Strigiformes (sove)
Družina: Strigidae (prave sove)
Rod: Otus
Pennant, 1769
Vrste

Približno 45, glej besedilo.

Sinonimi

Scops Savigny, 1809
Scopus Oken 1817

VrsteUredi

ViriUredi

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