Fourth Edition

[Incorporating A. Declaration 45, Addition of Recommendations to Article 73 and of the term “specimen, preserved” to the Glossary, B. Declaration 44, amendments of Article 74.7.3, with effect from 31 December 1999, and C. the Amendment on e-publication, amendments to Articles 8, 9, 10, 21 and 78, with effect from 1  January 2012]

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International Union of Biological Sciences

The provisions of this Code supersede those of the previous editions with effect from 1 January 2000

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ISBN 0 85301 006 4

The author of this Code is the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Editorial Committee
W.D.L. Ride, Chairman
H.G. Cogger
C. Dupuis
O. Kraus
A. Minelli
F. C. Thompson
P.K. Tubbs

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