SCOPUS Brisson, 1760 M - Scopus Brisson; type by tautonymy = Scopus umbretta J.F. Gmelin, 1789
umbretta J.F. Gmelin, 17892iAfrica (except coastal W Africa), SW Saudi Arabia and W Yemen; Madagascar
minor Bates, G.L., 1931vCoastal W Africa (Sierra Leone to E Nigeria)
1 Hackett et al. (2008) [Hackett, 2008 #10993] found the Scopidae and the Balaenicipitidae to be sister families.
2 Includes bannermani; see Kahl (1979) [Kahl, 1979 #4684]. If a Madagascan form is to be recognised, then the name tenuirostris is available; the name bannermani is not applicable despite its suggestion by Young in Goodman & Benstead (2003) [Goodman, 2003 #13823].