Title pages

Explanatory Note on the Code

Preface to the Fourth Edition

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Chapter 1: Zoological nomenclature

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Chapter 2: The number of words in the scientific names of animals

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Chapter 3: Criteria of publication

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Chapter 4: Criteria of availability

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Chapter 5: Date of publication

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Chapter 6: Validity of names and nomenclatural acts

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Chapter 7: Formation and treatment of names

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Chapter 8: Family-group nominal taxa and their names

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Chapter 9: Genus-group nominal taxa and their names

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Chapter 10: Species-group nominal taxa and their names

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Chapter 11: Authorship

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Chapter 12: Homonymy

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Chapter 13: The type concept in nomenclature

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Chapter 14: Types in the family group

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Chapter 15: Types in the genus group

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Chapter 16: Types in the species group

Chapter 17: The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature


Article 77. Relation of commission to international bodies from which it derives functions and powers



77.1. Source of authority



77.2. Susequent delegation



77.3. Conditions for delegation



77.4. The Constitution of the Commission



77.5. Transitional periods


Article 78. Powers and duties of the Commission



78.1. Plenary power



78.2. Specific powers



78.3. Amendments to the code



78.4. Other duties


Article 79. List of Available Names in Zoology



79.1. Form of the proposal



79.2. Requirements concerning notification, consultation and voting by the Commission



79.3. Effective date of Parts and their accessibility



79.4. Status of names, spellings, dates of availability, and types specified in the List of Available Names in Zoology



79.5. Power of the Commission to amend the status of a name occurring in the List of Available Names in Zoology



79.6. Power of the Commission to add omitted names to the <I>List of Available Names in Zoology</I>


Article 80. Status of actions of the Commission



80.1. Declarations



80.2. Opinions



80.3. Effective date of Opinions



80.4. Corrections of errors or omissions in Opinions



80.5. Interpretation of Opinions



80.6. Status of works, names and nomenclatural acts in Official Lists



80.7. Status of works, names and nomenclatural acts in Official Indexes



80.8. Contradictory status accorded by the Commission to names in the List of Available Names in Zoology and in the Official Lists



80.9. Previous decisions of the Commission


Article 81. Use of the Plenary Power



81.1. Purpose and extent



81.2. Guiding principles


Article 82. Status of case under consideration



82.1. Maintenance of prevailing usage



82.2. Date when consideration is deemed to begin


Article 83. Obligations and discretion of the Commission


Article 84. Constitution and Bylaws



84.1. Amendments to the Constitution



84.2. Amendments to the Bylaws

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Chapter 18: Regulations governing this code




Appendix A: Code of Ethics

Appendix B: General Recommendations

Constitution of the ICZN