Name: Psittacopes.
Phonetic: Sit-tah-copes.
Named By: G.‭ ‬Mayr‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬Daniels‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Aves,‭ ‬Psittaciformes.
Species: P.‭ ‬lepidus (type).
Diet: Fruit/seed eater.
Size: Estimated about‭ ‬11‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Germany and England.
Time period: Mid Eocene
Fossil representation: At least two individuals.

       Psittacopes is an early genus of parrot that lived during the Eocene.‭ ‬Fossil remains of Psittacopes are known from England and Germany,‭ ‬suggesting that Psittacopes may have been quite widespread across Western Europe.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Eocene parrots from Messel.‭ (‬Hessen,‭ ‬Germany‭) ‬and the London Clay of Walton-on-the-Naze‭ (‬Essex,‭ ‬England‭)‬,‭ ‬Senckenbergiana Lethaia‭ ‬78:‭ ‬157-17.‭ ‬-‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Mayr‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬Daniels‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.
- A reassessment of Eocene parrotlike fossils indicates a previously undetected radiation of zygodactyl stem group representatives of passerines (Passeriformes). - Zoologica Scripta. 44 (6): 587–602. - Gerald Mayr - 2015.


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