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  • Instead of “slipping though” – these instances would be immediately flagged by the ZooBank register and authors / editors contacted
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  • ZooBankZooBank
  • ZooBank:ZooBank:ICZN’s open-access web registerICZN’s open-access web registerof animal names and descriptionsof animal names and descriptions
  • ZooBank:ZooBank:ICZN’s open-access web registerICZN’s open-access web registerof animal names and descriptionsof animal names and descriptionsICZN, The Natural History Museum, London, U.K.iczn@nhm.ac.uk www.iczn.orgAndrew Polaszek, Executive Secretary, ICZN
  • ZooBank:ZooBank:
  • ZooBank:ZooBank:•Why do we need it?Why do we need it?
  • ZooBank:ZooBank:•Why do we need it?Why do we need it?•How will it work?How will it work?
  • ZooBank:ZooBank:•Why do we need it?Why do we need it?•How will it work?How will it work?•Will it be accepted?Will it be accepted?
  • ZooBank:ZooBank:Past, present and future roles of ICZNPast, present and future roles of ICZN
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•““Visibility” of animal names and nomenclatural actsVisibility” of animal names and nomenclatural acts
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•““Visibility” of animal names and nomenclatural actsVisibility” of animal names and nomenclatural acts• Descriptions and nomenclatural acts “hidden” in 1,100Descriptions and nomenclatural acts “hidden” in 1,100journals as well as other publications (monographs, CDs)journals as well as other publications (monographs, CDs)
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•““Visibility” of animal names and nomenclatural actsVisibility” of animal names and nomenclatural acts• Descriptions and nomenclatural acts “hidden” in 1,100Descriptions and nomenclatural acts “hidden” in 1,100journals as well as other publications (monographs, CDs)journals as well as other publications (monographs, CDs)• Taxonomic data will not only be freely available,Taxonomic data will not only be freely available,an alerting service will also be provided for those taxaan alerting service will also be provided for those taxaof interest to the userof interest to the user
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•““Visibility” of animal names and nomenclatural actsVisibility” of animal names and nomenclatural acts• Completeness of the animal species databaseCompleteness of the animal species database
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?• Completeness of the animal species databaseCompleteness of the animal species database
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?• Completeness of the animal species databaseCompleteness of the animal species databaseRegistration as an ICZN requirement for availabilityRegistration as an ICZN requirement for availabilityof new names, coupled with retrospective registrationof new names, coupled with retrospective registrationof existing names, ensures completeness of theof existing names, ensures completeness of theresultant register/databaseresultant register/database
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•““Visibility” of animal names and nomenclatural actsVisibility” of animal names and nomenclatural acts• Completeness of the animal species databaseCompleteness of the animal species database• Code-compliance of all names and actsCode-compliance of all names and acts
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?• Code-compliance of all names and actsCode-compliance of all names and acts
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?• Code-compliance of all names and actsCode-compliance of all names and actsOpportunity to introduce unprecedented stabilityOpportunity to introduce unprecedented stabilityin zoological nomenclature;in zoological nomenclature;• Automatic checking for Code-complianceAutomatic checking for Code-compliance• Prevention of homonymyPrevention of homonymy• Stabilisation of spellingStabilisation of spelling• Fixing of genders and stemsFixing of genders and stems• Stability in gender agreementStability in gender agreement
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•““Visibility” of animal names and nomenclatural actsVisibility” of animal names and nomenclatural acts• Completeness of the animal species databaseCompleteness of the animal species database• Code-compliance of all names and actsCode-compliance of all names and acts• Quality controlQuality control
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•Quality controlQuality control
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•Quality controlQuality control• Current Code permits certain descriptions or otherCurrent Code permits certain descriptions or othertaxonomic acts, e.g. absence of a type specimen,taxonomic acts, e.g. absence of a type specimen,offensive names.offensive names.
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•Quality controlQuality control• Current Code permits certain descriptions or otherCurrent Code permits certain descriptions or othertaxonomic acts, e.g. absence of a type specimen,taxonomic acts, e.g. absence of a type specimen,offensive names.offensive names.• Auctioning of names and other ethical issuesAuctioning of names and other ethical issues
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•““Visibility” of animal names and nomenclatural actsVisibility” of animal names and nomenclatural acts• Completeness of the animal species databaseCompleteness of the animal species database• Code-compliance of all names and actsCode-compliance of all names and acts• Quality controlQuality control• Facilitation of “true” web taxonomyFacilitation of “true” web taxonomy
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•Facilitation of “true” web taxonomyFacilitation of “true” web taxonomy
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•Facilitation of “true” web taxonomyFacilitation of “true” web taxonomy•Web(-only) taxonomy in the absence of a registrationWeb(-only) taxonomy in the absence of a registrationsystem is a recipe for increased chaos.system is a recipe for increased chaos.
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•Facilitation of “true” web taxonomyFacilitation of “true” web taxonomy•Web(-only) taxonomy in the absence of a registrationWeb(-only) taxonomy in the absence of a registrationsystem is a recipe for increased chaos.system is a recipe for increased chaos.•Peer-review for web taxonomy still needs addressingPeer-review for web taxonomy still needs addressing
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•““Visibility” of animal names and nomenclatural actsVisibility” of animal names and nomenclatural acts• Completeness of the animal species databaseCompleteness of the animal species database• Code-compliance of all names and actsCode-compliance of all names and acts• Quality controlQuality control• Facilitation of “true” web taxonomyFacilitation of “true” web taxonomy• Universal availability of descriptionsUniversal availability of descriptions
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•Universal availability of descriptionsUniversal availability of descriptions
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•Universal availability of descriptionsUniversal availability of descriptions• Field in register for original descriptions - i.e. pdfField in register for original descriptions - i.e. pdfor similar (no limit on numbers of illustrations).or similar (no limit on numbers of illustrations).
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•Universal availability of descriptionsUniversal availability of descriptions• Field in register for original descriptions - i.e. pdfField in register for original descriptions - i.e. pdfor similar (no limit on numbers of illustrations).or similar (no limit on numbers of illustrations).• Voluntary initially (because of publishers /Voluntary initially (because of publishers /copyright restrictions)copyright restrictions)
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•Universal availability of descriptionsUniversal availability of descriptions• Field in register for original descriptions - i.e. pdfField in register for original descriptions - i.e. pdfor similar (no limit on numbers of illustrations).or similar (no limit on numbers of illustrations).• Voluntary initially (because of publishers /Voluntary initially (because of publishers /copyright restrictions)copyright restrictions)• Several publishers already signed upSeveral publishers already signed up
  • ZooBankWhy do we need it?Why do we need it?•Universal availability of descriptionsUniversal availability of descriptions• Field in register for original descriptions - i.e. pdfField in register for original descriptions - i.e. pdfor similar (no limit on numbers of illustrations).or similar (no limit on numbers of illustrations).• Voluntary initially (because of publishers /Voluntary initially (because of publishers /copyright restrictions)copyright restrictions)• Several publishers already signed upSeveral publishers already signed up• Authors will want descriptions as widely available asAuthors will want descriptions as widely available aspossiblepossible
  • ZooBankDemonstrably NOT simply anotherDemonstrably NOT simply anotherdatabasing initiative (Species 2000,databasing initiative (Species 2000,ITIS, uBIO, Zoo. Record / IoN,ITIS, uBIO, Zoo. Record / IoN,ECAT etc)ECAT etc)
  • ZooBankWe need it!We need it!
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Author or third party will submit details online; allAuthor or third party will submit details online; all““usual” fields, but additional fields for:usual” fields, but additional fields for:
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Author or third party will submit details online; allAuthor or third party will submit details online; all““usual” fields, but additional fields for:usual” fields, but additional fields for:• Code-complianceCode-compliance
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Author or third party will submit details online; allAuthor or third party will submit details online; all““usual” fields, but additional fields for:usual” fields, but additional fields for:• Code-complianceCode-compliance• Type depositoriesType depositories
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Author or third party will submit details online; allAuthor or third party will submit details online; all““usual” fields, but additional fields for:usual” fields, but additional fields for:• Code-complianceCode-compliance• Type depositoriesType depositories• GenderGender
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Author or third party will submit details online; allAuthor or third party will submit details online; all““usual” fields, but additional fields for:usual” fields, but additional fields for:• Code-complianceCode-compliance• Type depositoriesType depositories• GenderGender• StemStem
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Author or third party will submit details online; allAuthor or third party will submit details online; all““usual” fields, but additional fields for:usual” fields, but additional fields for:• Code-complianceCode-compliance• Type depositoriesType depositories• GenderGender• StemStem• Type locality details (optional)Type locality details (optional)• Description & figs (optional but highly desirable)!Description & figs (optional but highly desirable)!
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Pre- and post-publication registrationPre- and post-publication registration
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Pre- and post-publication registrationPre- and post-publication registration
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Pre- and post-publication registrationPre- and post-publication registration• Primary and third-party registrationPrimary and third-party registration
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Primary and third-party registrationPrimary and third-party registration
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Pre- and post-publication registrationPre- and post-publication registration• Primary and third-party registrationPrimary and third-party registration• GUID/DOI systemGUID/DOI system
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• GUID/DOI systemGUID/DOI system
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• GUID/DOI systemGUID/DOI system•Role of GBIF (and TDWG)Role of GBIF (and TDWG)
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• GUID/DOI systemGUID/DOI system•Role of GBIF (and TDWG)Role of GBIF (and TDWG)•(ICZN is an Associate Participant of GBIF as of 2005)(ICZN is an Associate Participant of GBIF as of 2005)
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Pre- and post-publication registrationPre- and post-publication registration• Primary and third-party registrationPrimary and third-party registration• GUID/DOI systemGUID/DOI system• Parallels with GenBank Acc. No. systemParallels with GenBank Acc. No. system
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Parallels with GenBank Acc. No. systemParallels with GenBank Acc. No. system
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Parallels with GenBank Acc. No. systemParallels with GenBank Acc. No. system• Publishers ask authors to register new taxa / actsPublishers ask authors to register new taxa / actswith ZooBankwith ZooBank
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Parallels with GenBank Acc. No. systemParallels with GenBank Acc. No. system• Publishers ask authors to register new taxa / actsPublishers ask authors to register new taxa / actswith ZooBankwith ZooBank• Publishers “waive copyright” on descriptive/nomenclaturalPublishers “waive copyright” on descriptive/nomenclaturalsections of published worksections of published work
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Pre- and post-publication registrationPre- and post-publication registration• Primary and third-party registrationPrimary and third-party registration• GUID/DOI systemGUID/DOI system• Parallels with GenBank Acc. No. systemParallels with GenBank Acc. No. system• Pre-publication “holding period” – names hiddenPre-publication “holding period” – names hidden
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Pre-publication “holding period” – names hiddenPre-publication “holding period” – names hidden
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Pre- and post-publication registrationPre- and post-publication registration• Primary and third-party registrationPrimary and third-party registration• GUID/DOI systemGUID/DOI system• Parallels with GenBank Acc. No. systemParallels with GenBank Acc. No. system• Pre-publication “holding period” – names hiddenPre-publication “holding period” – names hidden• Checking for Code-complianceChecking for Code-compliance
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Checking for Code-complianceChecking for Code-compliance
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Pre- and post-publication registrationPre- and post-publication registration• Primary and third-party registrationPrimary and third-party registration• GUID/DOI systemGUID/DOI system• Parallels with GenBank Acc. No. systemParallels with GenBank Acc. No. system• Pre-publication “holding period” – names hiddenPre-publication “holding period” – names hidden• Checking for Code-complianceChecking for Code-compliance• Registration freeRegistration free
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Registration freeRegistration free
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Pre- and post-publication registrationPre- and post-publication registration• Primary and third-party registrationPrimary and third-party registration• GUID/DOI systemGUID/DOI system• Parallels with GenBank Acc. No. systemParallels with GenBank Acc. No. system• Pre-publication “holding period” – names hiddenPre-publication “holding period” – names hidden• Checking for Code-complianceChecking for Code-compliance• Registration freeRegistration free• Zoological RecordZoological Record to kick-start ZooBank with IoNto kick-start ZooBank with IoN
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Zoological RecordZoological Record to kick-start ZooBank with IoNto kick-start ZooBank with IoN
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Online registration formOnline registration form• Pre- and post-publication registrationPre- and post-publication registration• Primary and third-party registrationPrimary and third-party registration• GUID/DOI systemGUID/DOI system• Parallels with GenBank Acc. No. systemParallels with GenBank Acc. No. system• Pre-publication “holding period” – names hiddenPre-publication “holding period” – names hidden• Checking for Code-complianceChecking for Code-compliance• Registration freeRegistration free• Zoological RecordZoological Record to kick-start ZooBank with IoNto kick-start ZooBank with IoN• Initial prototype / proof of conceptInitial prototype / proof of concept
  • ZooBankHow will it work?How will it work?• Initial prototype / proof of conceptInitial prototype / proof of concept
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Botanical experienceBotanical experience
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Botanical experienceBotanical experience• ZooBank discussion listZooBank discussion list
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• ZooBank discussion listZooBank discussion list
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Botanical experienceBotanical experience• ZooBank discussion listZooBank discussion list• Mandatory = authoritarian / imperialisticMandatory = authoritarian / imperialistic
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?Mandatory = authoritarian / imperialisticMandatory = authoritarian / imperialistic
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Botanical experienceBotanical experience• ZooBank discussion listZooBank discussion list• Mandatory = authoritarian / imperialisticMandatory = authoritarian / imperialistic• Extra work for taxonomistsExtra work for taxonomists
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?Extra work for taxonomistsExtra work for taxonomists
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Botanical experienceBotanical experience• ZooBank discussion listZooBank discussion list• Mandatory = authoritarian / imperialisticMandatory = authoritarian / imperialistic• Extra work for taxonomistsExtra work for taxonomists• Extra resources neededExtra resources needed
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Extra resources neededExtra resources needed
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Botanical experienceBotanical experience• ZooBank discussion listZooBank discussion list• Mandatory = authoritarian / imperialisticMandatory = authoritarian / imperialistic• Extra work for taxonomistsExtra work for taxonomists• Extra resources neededExtra resources needed• Funding?Funding?
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Funding?Funding?
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Botanical experienceBotanical experience• ZooBank discussion listZooBank discussion list• Mandatory = authoritarian / imperialisticMandatory = authoritarian / imperialistic• Extra work for taxonomistsExtra work for taxonomists• Extra resources neededExtra resources needed• Funding?Funding?• PhyloCode / BioCode?PhyloCode / BioCode?
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• PhyloCode / BioCode?PhyloCode / BioCode?
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Botanical experienceBotanical experience• ZooBank discussion listZooBank discussion list• Mandatory = authoritarian / imperialisticMandatory = authoritarian / imperialistic• Extra work for taxonomistsExtra work for taxonomists• Extra resources neededExtra resources needed• Funding?Funding?• PhyloCode / BioCode?PhyloCode / BioCode?• Web taxonomy – Registration=PublicationWeb taxonomy – Registration=Publication
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Web taxonomy – Registration=PublicationWeb taxonomy – Registration=Publication
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• Botanical experienceBotanical experience• ZooBank discussion listZooBank discussion list• Mandatory = authoritarian / imperialisticMandatory = authoritarian / imperialistic• Extra work for taxonomistsExtra work for taxonomists• Extra resources neededExtra resources needed• Funding?Funding?• PhyloCode / BioCode?PhyloCode / BioCode?• Web taxonomy – Registration=PublicationWeb taxonomy – Registration=Publication• 2008: 250 years of Linnaean zoological nomenclature2008: 250 years of Linnaean zoological nomenclature
  • ZooBankWill it be accepted?Will it be accepted?• 2008: 250 years of Linnaean zoological nomenclature2008: 250 years of Linnaean zoological nomenclature
  • ZooBank:ZooBank:Past, present and future roles of ICZNPast, present and future roles of ICZN
  • The International Commissionon Zoological NomenclatureMission:The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature isdedicated to achieving stability and sense in the scientific naming ofanimals
  • Vision:The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, acting inthe capacity of advisor and arbiter, assists the zoologicalcommunity through generation and dissemination of information onthe correct use of the scientific names of animals.The International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • Vision:The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, acting inthe capacity of advisor and arbiter, assists the zoologicalcommunity through generation and dissemination of information onthe correct use of the scientific names of animals.This includes the publication of the International Code of ZoologicalNomenclature and the Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature containingapplications to, and rulings by, the Commission.The International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • Vision:The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, acting inthe capacity of advisor and arbiter, assists the zoologicalcommunity through generation and dissemination of information onthe correct use of the scientific names of animals.This includes the publication of the International Code of ZoologicalNomenclature and the Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature containingapplications to, and rulings by, the Commission.ICZN will distribute this information as widely as possible, workingtowards the provision of a free service.The International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • Mandates:The International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • Mandates:Convention on Biological DiversityThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • Mandates:• Decisions adopted by the 4th meeting of the Conference of theParties (Bratislava, 4-15 May 1998)The International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • Mandates:• Decisions adopted by the 4th meeting of the Conference of theParties (Bratislava, 4-15 May 1998)• Decision IV/1: Report and recommendations of the third meetingof the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and TechnologicalAdvice, and instructions by the Conference of the Parties to theSubsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological AdviceThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • Mandates:• Decision IV/1/8: “Institutions, supported by Parties andinternational donors, should coordinate their efforts to establishand maintain effective mechanisms for the stable naming ofbiological taxa”The International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • Mandates:• Each edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclatureis adopted by the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)The International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • Mandates:• Each edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclatureis adopted by the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)• IUBS is itself a member of ICSU, the International Council forScienceThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The International Commissionon Zoological NomenclaturePresent Role:
  • • To revise and publish the International Code ofZoological NomenclaturePresent Role:The International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • • To revise and publish the International Code ofZoological Nomenclature• To consider and rule on specific cases of nomenclaturaluncertainty in zoologyThe International Commissionon Zoological NomenclaturePresent Role:
  • “adopted by theInternational Union of Biological Sciences”(IUBS - ICSU)
  • 4th edition - 1999
  • • To revise and publish the International Code ofZoological Nomenclature• To consider and rule on specific cases of nomenclaturaluncertainty in zoologyThe International Commissionon Zoological NomenclaturePresent Role:
  • • To consider and rule on specific cases of nomenclaturaluncertainty in zoologyThe International Commissionon Zoological NomenclaturePresent Role:
  • • Where a problem is discovered concerning the naming of animals,applicants present an argument, a “Case” which is published in BZN
  • • Where a problem is discovered concerning the naming of animals,applicants present an argument, a “Case” which is published in BZN• Counter arguments or support (“Comments”) are publishedsubsequently
  • • Where a problem is discovered concerning the naming of animals,applicants present an argument, a “Case” which is published in BZN• Counter arguments or support (“Comments”) are publishedsubsequently• The Commission votes on the application and a decision, called an“Opinion”, is then published
  • The INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONon ZOOLOGICAL NOMENCLATUREThe Commission’s Work:
  • The Commission’s Work is essential wherever:The International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The Commission’s Work is essential wherever:• IdentificationThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The Commission’s Work is essential wherever:• Identification• AuthenticationThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The Commission’s Work is essential wherever:• Identification• Authentication• VerificationThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The Commission’s Work is essential wherever• Identification• Authentication• Verification• Quality controlThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The Commission’s Work is essential wherever• Identification• Authentication• Verification• Quality controlare required to a “legal” standardThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The Commission’s Work directly affects:The International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The Commission’s Work directly affects:• Biodiversity studiesThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The Commission’s Work directly affects:• Biodiversity studies• Farming, Fisheries and HorticultureThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The Commission’s Work directly affects:• Biodiversity studies• Farming, Fisheries and Horticulture• Medical and Veterinary ResearchThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The Commission’s Work directly affects:• Biodiversity studies• Farming, Fisheries and Horticulture• Medical and Veterinary Research• Palaeontology and Biostratigraphy• Entomology• ConservationThe International Commissionon Zoological Nomenclature
  • The International Commissionon Zoological NomenclatureFuture Role:
  • • Amend, revise and simplify the CodeThe International Commissionon Zoological NomenclatureFuture Role:
  • • Amend, revise and simplify the Code• Provide web-based user-friendly guide to the Code – flowcharts, FAQsThe International Commissionon Zoological NomenclatureFuture Role:
  • • Amend, revise and simplify the Code• Provide web-based user-friendly guide to the Code – flowcharts, FAQs• All Cases, Comments and Opinions to move to webThe International Commissionon Zoological NomenclatureFuture Role:
  • • Amend, revise and simplify the Code• Provide web-based user-friendly guide to the Code – flowcharts, FAQs• All Cases, Comments and Opinions to move to web• ICZN to act as custodian of ZooBank – populating it & addingdata on Code-complianceThe International Commissionon Zoological NomenclatureFuture Role:
  • • Amend, revise and simplify the Code• Provide web-based user-friendly guide to the Code – flowcharts, FAQs• All Cases, Comments and Opinions to move to web• ICZN to act as custodian of ZooBank – populating it & addingdata on Code-compliance• ICZN to act as coordinator for peer review of web (zoo-)taxonomyThe International Commissionon Zoological NomenclatureFuture Role:
  • THANKS TO:Coauthors of the Nature Commentary:Donat AgostiDonat Agosti Shunsuke MawatariShunsuke MawatariMiguel Alonso-ZarazagaMiguel Alonso-Zarazaga Scott MillerScott MillerGeorge BeccaloniGeorge Beccaloni Sandro MinelliSandro MinelliPer de Place BjørnPer de Place Bjørn Solene MorrisSolene MorrisPhilippe BouchetPhilippe Bouchet Peter NgPeter NgDenis BrothersDenis Brothers David PattersonDavid PattersonGathorne CranbrookGathorne Cranbrook Rich PyleRich PyleNeal EvenhuisNeal Evenhuis Nigel RobinsonNigel RobinsonCharles GodfrayCharles Godfray Lucie RogoLucie RogoNorm JohnsonNorm Johnson Janice TaverneJanice TaverneFrank KrellFrank Krell Chris ThompsonChris ThompsonDiana LipscombDiana Lipscomb Jan van TolJan van TolChris LyalChris Lyal Quentin WheelerQuentin WheelerGeorgina MaceGeorgina Mace Ed WilsonEd Wilson
  • ADDITIONAL THANKS TO:• The Wellcome Trust• Natural History Museum• Taylor & Francis Ltd• The Gatsby Charitable Foundation• The John Spedan Lewis Trust• The Commissioners & Trustees of ICZN / ITZN