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Volume 4 | Number 2 | November 2012 v4i2.75 taprobanica 42 cover


Volume 4 | Number 2 | November 2012
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 24 August 2012
Accepted date: 8 September 2012
Published date: 14 November 2012
Pp. 88–91.

The Nasalis Affair

Lee E. Harding*
*E-mail: harding@sciwrite.ca

Baron Friedrich van Wurmb (1781) is credited with the first description of the proboscis monkey, endemic to Borneo, which he named Cercopithecus [now Nasalis] larvatus. This was in a paper read to The Society of Batavia, modern day Jakarta, Indonesia, and later published in the Society’s Memoirs. But he was not the first.

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