(syn. Gymnogyps Ϯ California Condor G. californianus) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Gryphus Bonaparte, 1854, condor; "2. Pseudogryphus.  Nostril occupying only the posterior third of the nasal orifice, its anterior end acute.  Bill weak, the terminal hook only slightly developed, the mandibles broader than deep, the lower as deep as the upper.  Head and neck without corrugations or caruncles.  Tarsus slightly longer than the middle toe; fourth or fifth quill longest; extremities of the quills reaching to or beyond the end of the tail.  Tail even.  (P. californianus.)   ...   GENUS PSEUDOGRYPHUS, RIDGWAY.   ...   Size very large, and aspect vulturine.   ...   The single species composing this very distinct genus belongs to Western North America, and, so far as known, has the most restricted distribution of any large raptorial bird in the world.  It is remarkable for its very large size, all its dimensions nearly, if not quite, equalling those of the famed Condor of the Andes (Sarcorhamphus gryphus)." (Ridgway 1874).   Var. Pseudogryps.

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Jobling, J. A. (2020). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2020). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 5 April 2020).