(syn. Mycteria Ϯ Yellow-billed Stork M. ibis) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Tantalus Linnaeus, 1758, stork; "The only species of Tantalus given by Linnæus in the tenth edition of "Systema Naturæ" is T. loculator, which may, therefore, be properly regarded as the type of this genus. In the twelfth edition T. ibis also appears, along with several true Ibises of the genera Eudocimus, Wagl., and Plegadis, Kaup. So far as I am able to ascertain, the T. ibis and other Old World species related to it have never been separated generically from T. loculator; but a recent careful comparison has convinced me that they all belong to quite a distinct genus from T. loculator. No generic name having, to my knowledge, been yet given specially to the Old World species, I propose for this group the term Pseudotantalus.  ... Type, Tantalus ibis Linn." (Ridgway 1883).

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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 15 December 2018).