International Code of Zoological Nomenclature

August 23, 1999
From: Philip Tubbs

The new and considerably revised Fourth Edition of the Code was published last week; there are some notes about it on the Commission's Website

The cost is £40 or $65, but discounts are offered to individual members of a scientific society, to members of the American or European Associations for Zoological Nomenclature or to students, buying one copy for personal use. Institutions or booksellers buying 5 or more copies are also offered a discount. For Airmail, please add £2 or £3. Full details are on the Commission's Website.

Copies can be ordered by e-mail from:

London - - you can pay in sterling by credit card (Visa or MasterCard only), giving number and expiry date, or by sterling or dollar cheque payable to "ITZN";
Waskington - payment by dollar check (not credit card).

I should like the opportunity to thank all those who participated in this ICZN-4 discussion group during the formative period of the new Code. Your contributions were all taken into consideration by the Editorial Committee and were a major input; without such a forum the Code could not reflect the needs and wishes of the zoological community to the extent which the Commission hopes it does.

Philip Tubbs
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
c/o The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD


Tubbs, P. , 1999 (Aug 23) International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from