[Taxacom] A question regarding attribution of the name Homo erectus

Tony Rees tonyrees49 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 20:56:09 CDT 2018


OK, a more definitive explanation is offered in the "Wiley-Blackwell
Encyclopedia of Human Evolution"
(quote):
Anthropopithecus erectus Dubois, 1893... NB, this citation is often given
the year 1892, but it should be 1893. Dubois was obliged to submit official
reports of his field activities to the Government of Batavia, and although
he first refers to Anthropopithecus erectus in the report of his field
activities for the third quarter of 1892, the report was not published as a
government document until 1893."

So, 1893 seems to be the correct date for the first available publication
of "erectus".

Regards - Tony


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