This paper, read at the Royal Geographical Society meeting of 8 June 1863 (and published in volume 33 of their Journal series later the same year), was a notable success, and did much to solidify Wallace’s reputation as the leading expert on the natural history of the Indonesia region. Discussion following the paper’s presentation was recorded, separately, in volume seven (for 1862-63), issue five, of the Society’s Proceedings series. Both are reproduced below, with the original paginations indicated within double brackets. See more information on Wallace at The Alfred Russel Wallace Page,
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