This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Ptilopsis leucotis and P. granti (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously placed in the genus Otus and lumped as O. leucotis following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Otus leucotis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016.