Europanthropus Wust, 1950
Year: 1950
Taxonomic Rank: Genus
Holotype: Mauer 1
Status: Invalid
Remark: Objective synonym

Wust (1950) in discussing the history of the Mauer mandible and related finds suggests the name Europanthropus heidelbergensis. Roughly translated from the orignal German, he states on p. 8 "On the other hand, there are several names for the same fossil specimen, from which the tribal-historical connection with the anthropus stage is supposed to be recognizable. So one speaks of 'Palaeoanthropus heidelbergensis' a designation which H. Weinert characterized variously as tautological and for his part - also based on the old age of the lower jaw and based on the other anthropus finds - the name 'Europanthrous heidelbergensis' is here proposed."

Campbell (1965) lists the genus as an objective junrior synonym of Homo heidelbergensis, and hence available but objectively invalid.

Additional References
B. Campbell
The nomenclature of the hominidae, including a definitive list of hominid taxa
Occaisional Papers of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 22, 1-33, 1965