Currently, there are cases before the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
that may have wide implications on the validity of the nomenclature proposed by some authors (Kaiser et al.
The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
(ICZN 1999; see Article 75.3.1) justifies the designation of a neotype under "...
When Pneumocystis was reclassified from a protozoan to a fungus, the naming convention shifted from the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, and the species epithet was modified from jiroveci to jirovecii.
As Amphimela citri (Maulik 1928) is a junior secondary homonym of Amphimela citri (Bryant 1922), a replacement name is proposed here as per article 60.3 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
(International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
However, and in accordance with article 9.12 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
(ICZN 1999), descriptions provided in thesis are considered unpublished.
For the preparation of species names as a tribute to a person, the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
(ICZN 1999) defines, in Article 31.1.2: "A species-group name, if a noun in the genitive case formed directly from a modern personal name, is to be formed by adding to the stem of that name -i if the personal name is that of a man, -orum if of men or of man (men) and woman (women) together, -ae if of a woman, and -arum if of women; the stem of such a name is determined by the action of the original author when forming the genitive".
"The move is now in the court of public opinion--if people use the names in the senses the authors propose, their perspective will have credibility," says Daphne Fautin of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
, which produces guidelines for assigning scientific names to animals.
All papers must conform to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
. Authors are strongly advised to follow the format set out in previous publications of aqua.
ICZN--INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON ZOOLOGICAL NOMENCLATURE
., 1999.-- International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
, 4th edition.
Whenever a new species is discovered, under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
, it is given a scientific name using binomial nomenclature and a "type" specimen is preserved, usually in a museum or research collection, so that other researchers can refer to it for physical details about the species.
Animal descriptions are going digital too, according to a September decision by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
. These drastic changes grow out of consternation over how slowly scientists are describing the backlog of species already found, much less those yet to be discovered.