(syn. Gerygone Ϯ Fairy Gerygone G. palpebrosa personata) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Gerygone Gould, 1841, gerygone; "I found at last that it would be better to divide the genus into two, for which the wing-formula proved a great assistance. Thus all the species of true Gerygone, of which G. albigularis (Gould) is the type, have the second primary lengthened, and exceeding the secondaries.   ...   On the other hand there remain a large number of species in which the second primary is equal to the secondaries in length, and these I am going to place in the new genus Pseudogerygone, the most typical of which will be P. personata (Gould), which I make the type of the genus." (Sharpe 1879).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 January 2019).