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  • abbr. International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
  • abbr. International Code of Zoological Nomenclature


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  • Christopher Taylor points out the ICZN guidelines surrounding the ethics that are in question.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Incidentally, according to this recent ICZN opinion 2176, the correct name of this species should be Papillifera bidens Linnaeus, 1758.

    The old news about Papillifera papillaris

  • Changing of names like this is not allowed under the guidelines of the ICZN and hence Phororhacos – still used by some people even today – should be suppressed.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • An ICZN ruling of 1992 made Phorusrhacos and Phorusrhacidae the officially accepted spellings.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Polaszek et al. (2005) responded to these criticisms by arguing that the ICZN does actually allow the recognition of taxa without holotypes (Article 73.1.4), and they argued that conservation concerns should encourage zoologists to catalogue species on the basis of vocalisations, molecular information and so on, and that ‘dead animal specimens should not be understood to be essential to the process of establishing new taxa’ (p. 2165).

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • * If I remember correctly, the ICZN prefers it if 'Mc' names are converted to 'mac' spellings when used in binomials.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Also, though its official author is "Schwartz & Schwartz, 1943", it was actually described as M. domesticus in the 1700s; the 1943 date is the result of an ICZN ruling.

    The first new European mammal in 100 years? You must be joking

  • This issue has, however, been contested by Barco et al., who seem to be appealing to the ICZN on this matter.

    Happy Christmas, from gigantic Spanish sauropods... or, alas, poor ‘Angloposeidon’

  • The ICZN code specifically states they have to be on printed media.

    Where is my peer review hat?

  • The electronic version of this document does not represent a published work according to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN), and hence the nomenclatural acts contained herein are not available under that Code from the electronic edition.

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