Definitions

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  • abbreviation International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
  • abbreviation International Code of Zoological Nomenclature

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Examples

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

    Terror birds

  • 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.

    Terror birds

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

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-08-01

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

    Archive 2006-02-01

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