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

Roderic Page Roderic.Page at glasgow.ac.uk
Wed Jun 2 02:16:43 CDT 2021


Hi Neal & Tony,

Interesting. I’ve added that article ("Bibliographische bijdrage II”) to BioStor and Wikidata, and added a few more links to the Wikidata item for "Recueil d'observations de zoologie” https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q56916628 including links to a couple of scanned versions in libraries other than BHL (which lacks volume 1). It would be nice to figure out a clean way to add all the publication date info to this item (and indeed to taxonomic works more generally). The Wikidata model allows for detailed referencing, so we could capture the dates and give credit to those who did the work in establishing them.

Regards,

Rod


On 2 Jun 2021, at 06:50, Neal Evenhuis <neale at bishopmuseum.org<mailto:neale at bishopmuseum.org>> wrote:

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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