Homo nocturnus

Prim ate of Southeast Asia.

Etymology: Latin, "night man."

Present status: Homo nocturnus was the Swedish taxonomist Carl von Linné's original classification of the Orangutan (Pongo pyg-maeus) in the first edition of his Systema naturae in 1735. Linné used as a type specimen the young orangutan described by Jakob de Bondt as Homo sylvestris ("forest man") in a work published posthumously in 1658.

Source: Carl von Linné, Systema naturae, 1735 (facsimile of the first edition), M. S. J. Engel-Ledeboer and H. Engel, eds. (Nieuw-koop, the Netherlands: B. de Graaf, 1964).

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