(syn. Geoffroyus Ϯ Red-cheeked Parrot G. geoffroyi maclennani) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false, another; ψυττακος psittakos  parrot; "When proceeding up the river in search of a suitable camping-place, one of the first objects which attracted his attention was a strange Parrakeet, which flew from the scrub lining the banks of the river. Its call and flight were unfamiliar to him.  I have now received from him a male and female of what seems to me not only a new species, but a new genus. It may be placed in the family Cyclopsittacidæ.  Although partaking in general of the characters of this family, and of the two genera, Neopsittacus and Cyclopsittacus, of which it is composed, it differs sufficiently, in my opinion, from both to warrant it being placed in a distinct genus, for which I propose the name Pseudopsittacus, the distinctive characters being:—Bill–upper mandible crimson, merging into orange-yellow at the tip; lower mandible dark brown, gonys moderately broad and flattened, with one distinct central ridge; nostrils bare. In the female the bill is wholly olive-brown. Tail short; rectrices twelve, and of equal length.   Pseudopsittacus maclennani, gen. and sp. nov." (MacGillivray 1913); "Pseudopsittacus Macgillivray, Emu, 13, 1913, p. 105. Type, by monotypy, Pseudopsittacus maclennani Macgillivray." (Peters 1937, III, 233).

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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 19 January 2019).