Publications

The ITZN publishes a number of works on behalf of the Commission. These can be obtained through the links below:

The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, 4th Edition ('the Code')

Towards Stability in the Names of Animals - A History of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1885-1995

The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature - current subscription and back issues

Official Lists and Indexes of Names and Works in Zoology and supplement 1986-2000


ICZN - Biodiversity Heritage Library Collaboration

The BHL-ICZN collaborative project aims to scan and make freely available online all of the published output of the Commission, from 1907 to the present day.

The following ICZN publications are currently available:

Official lists and indexes of names and works in zoology. (Editors: Melville, R. & Smith, J.D.D.) London, ICZN, 1987. 366p.

Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, ISSN: 0007-5167, London, vol. 1 (1943) - vol. 57 (2000).

This project is ongoing, and will eventually include also the following:

Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, ISSN: 0007-5167, London, vol. 58 (2001) - vol. 64 (2007). currently vol. 63 (2006) - current volume are available on the ICZN website.

Opinions rendered by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, London and Washington, 1907-. Continued in: Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 1939-1954.

Copenhagen Decisions on Zoological Nomenclature: additions to, and modifications of, the Règles Internationales de la Nomenclature Zoologique, approved and adopted by the 14th International Congress of Zoology / edited by F. Hemming, &c. London, 1953, 135p.

Official lists and indexes of names and works in zoology. Supplement 1986-2000. London: International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature on behalf of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 2001. (Editor: Smith, J.D.D.)  136 p. [pdf available on the ICZN website]

Appendices B to D of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, 3rd ed., 1985:
Appendix B: Transliteration and Latinisation of Greek words
Appendix C: Latinisation of geograpical and proper names
Appendix D: Recommendations on the formation of names. 
[pdf available on the ICZN website]

We thank the Biodiversity Heritage Library: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

and Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/index.php

for their support in this important project.

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