(syn. Gyps Ϯ White-rumped Vulture G. bengalensis) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Gyps de Savigny, 1809, vulture; "Passing to Old-World Vultures I would suggest that an end should be put to the indefinite characters of the genus Gyps, whose tail-feathers are either fourteen or twelve in number, by relegating the two species which enjoy the latter quantity to a separate genus, which may be called PSEUDOGYPS, gen. nov.  Genus a genere "Gyps" dicto, rectricibus 12 nec 14 distinguendum.  The two species to be included in it will be Pseudogyps bengalensis and Pseudogyps moschatus (africanus, Salvad.)" (Sharpe 1873); "Pseudogyps Sharpe, Ann. and Mag. Nat. Hist., (4), 11, 1873, p. 133. Type, by subsequent designation, Vultur bengalensis Gmelin. (Sharpe, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 1, 1874, p. 11.)" (Peters 1931, 1, 262).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 12 December 2018).