International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature


Title pages

Explanatory Note on the Code

Preface to the Fourth Edition

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Chapter 1: Zoological nomenclature


Article 1. Definition and scope



1.1. Definiton



1.2. Scope



1.3. Exclusions



1.4. Independence


Article 2. Admissibility of certain names in zoological nomenclature



2.1. Names of taxa later but not at first classified as animals



2.2. Names of taxa at some time but not later classified as animals


Article 3. Starting point



3.1. Works and names published in 1758



3.2. Names, acts and information published before 1758

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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

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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