International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
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Contents

Title pages

Explanatory Note on the Code

Preface to the Fourth Edition

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Introduction

Preamble

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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

Glossary

Summary

Appendices

Appendix A: Code of Ethics

Appendix B: General Recommendations

Constitution of the ICZN

Index

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