Homo wadjakensis Dubois, 1921
Year: 1921
Taxonomic Rank: Species
Lectotype: Wajak 1
Status: Potentially valid

Dubois (1921) established Homo wadjakensis with extensive description of remains from Wadjak, Indonesia includeing an adult cranium (Wadjak I) and a mandible (Wadjak II). The first fossil specimen was discovered in East Asia in 1888 by Mr. B.D. Van Rietschoten during marble prospecting mission. Remains given to Dubois who delayed publication till 1921.

Campbell (1965) listed the name as available and potentially valid, with the adult female cranium as the lectotype. Oakley, Campbell and Page (1975) listed Wadjak 1 skeleton as holotype.

Groves (1989 p. 291) listed Homo wadjakensis Dubois, 1921as an available junior subjective synonym of Homo sapiens cf. sapiens.


Authorship Reference
E. Dubois
The proto-Australian fossil man of Wadjak, Java
Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen Proceedings Series B Physical Sciences, 23, 1013-1051, 1921
Additional References
P. Storm and A. J. Nelson
The many faces of Wadjak Man
Archaeology in Oceania, 27(1), 37-46, 1992