Is the Code a Legal Document?

No. Adherence to the Code is not compulsory, and zoologists apply its rules voluntarily, to avoid the chaos that would result if the naming of animals was not regulated.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith