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Explanatory Note on the Code

Preface to the Fourth Edition

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Chapter 1: Zoological nomenclature

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


Article 4. Names of taxa at ranks above the species group



4.1. Names uninominal



4.2. Use of names of subgenera


Article 5. Principle of Binominal Nomenclature



5.1. Names of species



5.2. Names of subspecies



5.3. Typographical signs and qualifying abbreviations excluded


Article 6. Interpolated names



6.1. Names of subgenera



6.2. Names of aggregates of species or subspecies

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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

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Chapter 17: The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

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Chapter 18: Regulations governing this code




Appendix A: Code of Ethics

Appendix B: General Recommendations

Constitution of the ICZN