- The 10th edition of the Systema Naturae, published in 1758 by Linnaeus, is the official starting point for zoological nomenclature. In this work Linnaeus adopted binominal names for species of animals.
- Index Animalium by Charles Davies Sherborn, is a complete list of all the generic and specific names that have been applied by authors to animals since January the first, 1758 with exact date and reference, until 1922.
- Nomenclator Zoologicus, by Sheffield Airey Neave, the bibliographical origins of the names of every genus and subgenus in zoology published from 1758 – 2004.
- Zoological Record, world's oldest continuing database of animal biology with coverage back to 1864.
- ZooBank - The Official Online Registry for Animal Nomenclature (in development).
- “The Code” The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.
- The Official Lists and Indexes of Names and Works in Zoology, details of all the names and works on which the ICZN has ruled.
- A review of classics in zoological nomenclature is available in: Polaszek, A. & E. Michel, 2010. Linnaeus – Sherborn – ZooBank. In: Systema Naturae 250 The Linnean Ark. A. Polaszek, Ed. CRC Press. P. 163-172. See other papers in the same volume.
- A recent symposium on nomenclature with contributed papers: Updating the Linnaean Heritage: Names as Tools for Thinking about Animals and Plants, A. Minelli, L. Bonato & G. Fusco, Eds. Zootaxa 1950: 1-163 (5 Dec. 2008), ISBN 978-1-86977-297-0.
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