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.
- 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.