International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature provides and regulates a uniform system of zoological nomenclature ensuring that every animal has a unique and universally accepted scientific name. The maintenance of international standards in animal nomenclature is the unique role of the Commission. The Commission was founded in 1895 and currently comprises 28 members from 20 countries. The work of the Commission is supported by a small Secretariat based at the Natural History Museum in London.
The Commission operates in two main ways:
• ICZN publishes the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature containing the rules universally accepted as governing the application of scientific names to all organisms which are treated as animals.
• ICZN provides rulings on individual nomenclatural problems brought to its attention, in order to achieve internationally acceptable solutions and stability.
The Commission has a useful website at http://www.iczn.org/ which includes an online copy of the International Rules.Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2007 (January 18) International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/iczn
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 http://www.iczn.org.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 -email@example.com - 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.
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
c/o The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
P.Tubbs@NHM.AC.UKTubbs, P. , 1999 (Aug 23) International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1237
June 28, 1999
From: Bill Rudman
The fourth edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature is currently with the printer and will be available in two months. The new Code will supersede the current third edition on January 1st, 2000.
Main distributors of the Code will be:
The ICZN Secretariat
c/o The Natural History Museum
LONDON SW7 5BD
(contact person J D D Smith; firstname.lastname@example.org ).
and in America:
The American Association for Zoological Nomenclature
MRC-159 - National Museum of Natural History
Washington D.C. 20560-0159
(contact person D G Smith; email@example.com).