[Taxacom] Correct authorship for the genus Aotus (Mammalia)?

Neal Evenhuis neale at bishopmuseum.org
Wed Jun 2 00:50:45 CDT 2021


Actually, Sherborn did not have the last word on those dates. Macgillavry (1930) corrected many of Sherborn's dates and clarified the two editions, which overlapped dates of publication. His article on the dating of this work is here;
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/264426#page/247/mode/1up

It looks like from this that the date is 1809 and not 1811 or 1812 for livraison 5/6 that contained p. 306, which is what I followed (along with ms notes by Sherborn I used) in my dating of the work in my LTD (1997, p. 381):
https://tinyurl.com/3s6tu293

Authorship should be Humboldt for new taxa in Vol. I of the "Recueil d'observations".

Cheers,

Neal L. Evenhuis
Senior Curator of Entomology
Bishop Museum 
Honolulu, Hawaii  96817-2704, USA

On 6/1/21, 6:45 PM, "Taxacom on behalf of Roderic Page via Taxacom" <taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu on behalf of taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:

    There is information on publications dates here: https://doi.org/10.1080/00222939908678146 (better quality scan in BHL https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16026148 ).

    If I read Sherborn’s article correctly, Humbolt’s use of the name (credited by him to Illiger) is dated 1812.

    Regards,

    Rod



    On 2 Jun 2021, at 04:59, Tony Rees via Taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu<mailto:taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu><mailto:taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>> wrote:

    Dear Taxacomers,

    I am interested in obtaining the correct authorship for the genus Aotus
    (Mammalia), known as night monkeys.

    McKenna & Bell, 1997, gives the authorship as "Humboldt, 1811, p. 358"

    Nomenclator Zoologicus has "Aotes Humboldt 1811 Rec. Obs. Zool., 1, 306 (as
    Aotus p. 358)."

    MSW3 (Wilson & Reeder) has:
    Aotus   Author: Illiger, 1811. Citation: Prodr. Syst. Mamm. Avium.: 71.

    (most other sources also say Illiger, 1811, including e.g. ITIS, which
    follows MSW3 in the main I believe)

    The Illiger source is online at BHL here:
    https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29301041

    where it says: "Genus 11. AOTUS Humboldt."

    AnimalBase ( a good source for early zoological literature) does not seem
    to have an entry for either Aotus or Aotes.

    So who is the author for this genus, and should the Illiger ascription be
    considered a later usage? (I have not located the Humboldt original, but it
    is probably on line somewhere).

    All advice appreciated - or pointer to where this may have already been
    discussed elsewhere.

    Regards - Tony
    Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
    https://about.me/TonyRees
    www.irmng.org
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